“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” ― Osho
Many a time, the impression people have of us is generally good, however, our true identity surfaces when we are found alone. How do we react when nobody is watching?
One of the beauties of creation I love to watch are flowers. It baffles me to see the variety of patterns and colour combinations. It is just breathtaking. It is not a wonder that all the beautiful patterns of fashion fabric designs, wallpapers among other things are usually from flowers and nature on the whole.
Other products have been inspired by nature and now we even have spectacles that are shaped like butterflies. The term catwalk was inspired by the way cats walk carefully on narrow strips.
We can say these observations could only have been done by people who love nature and life on the whole. If you are a lover of life, then definitely you will look at life with a new interest everyday of your life. My love for flowers did not end at admiration, no. I would commit what I have seen to memory and try to reproduce it on paper. That was not the end of it, I would often try to identify what else I can add to enhance it or what other colours will suit the same flower. That, I suppose is what Osho is telling us with his quote.
The most creative minds we know, The Wright brothers, Thomas Edison, you name them had a desire to enhance their surroundings hence they came up with technologies and ideas that are still beneficial to our race. These technologies have been upgraded but still owe their existence to them. They did not succeed at the first attempt but they had dreams and refused to give up on those dreams. You may have remembered something you had wanted to do but gave up on, well, it’s time to give it a try again. Who knows, you may be the next Thomas Edison.
If you keep reproducing the same things or leave things as they are because to you, they are fine as they are without innovating, with time, there will be nothing more to produce because you would have exhausted everything or you start plagiarising and plagiarising is a crime.
Why wait for someone else to create so that you can copy when you are equally capable of creating the same or something much better than yourself and be accredited? Creativity is not preserved for a specific class of people, there may be the ‘BIG’ creators like Albert Einstein and the like but there are other creative people who did simple things like the safety pin. Walter Hunt in 1849, sat down and twisted one piece of brass wire into an odd shape. He got it patented and thus this small invention was introduced to the world.
In the creative world it is not just thinking outside the box because there is no box. You are only limited by your fears and lack of imagination. And neither are allowed in our field.
At Indes, we are always finding new ways of enhancing our designs and ensuring that each design is unique and stands out. This leaves our clients satisfied and always coming back.