There have been a few things rolling around in my partially empty skull recently.
One thing I have been giving a lot of thought to is what does it mean to be a creative person?
I guess it would be helpful to define creativity.
Merrimack-Webster defines it.
cre·a·tiv·i·ty noun \ˌkrē-(ˌ)ā-ˈti-və-tē, ˌkrē-ə-\: the ability to make new things or think of new ideas.
Ok so who can be considered a creative person? The artist, photographer or musician? What about people involved in dance, theater, the sciences even engineering, or the building trades?
To me by looking at a project in a way that is different or new, you are being creative.
Thinking about something in a way others don't, makes what you do your own.
It can be something that's been done before but you need to put your slant on it.
When people first start out learning a skill or a craft there is a tendency to copy the work of others. This is fine to help with the learning process but I think hinders the goal to be truly a creative person.
I know scores of photographers who emulate the work of other photographers, not saying it's a bad thing, but I think it sometimes can get in the way of progressing to that creative place.
Get creative think about things in a different way.