What are your earliest memories of creativity? How old were you? What was the triggering event, person, whatever?
So this box above originally housed a block of Velveeta cheese (man cave cooking at his finest). I nearly threw it out. But as my fingers touched the cardboard it was a flood of memories that met me. All the way back to probably around six years old. I remember being at my grandmothers house (I lived with her about 3/4 time) and holding an empty oatmeal box. You know the one with that cheerful man on the front! Oh that box was so cool and I can remember thinking that there MUST be some really rockin' thing I could do with that box. Wow, a blast of memory about creativity......There was a lot of fertile ground in me back then......
So. I'm not going to throw this box out. I don't know if I'll actually do something with it or not, but I do know that it will occupy a special place in my studio as a reminder that I am creative and fertile and full of possibility.
What about you? I'd love to hear about your creative beginnings.