Tuesday, 17 August 2010

What's your creative style?

Do you want to know what your creative style is?

There is a little quiz over at the Psychologies website which will tell you.

According to my answers, Psychologies tells me that my creativity enriches me. It says:

"Creativity is separate from the real world for you. But it’s a magical world in which you like to immerse yourself. When you’re involved in it, you get the wonderful sensation that there are no limits, that anything is possible. What you are really looking for is harmony — you want to feel you are a part of what you create. Planting flowers, writing poetry, embroidery or putting together a photo album, these are all suited to your sort of quiet creativity. You want to fall in love with what you create. You also think of creativity as a part of you in which you can take refuge and feel protected. As the psychoanalyst D Anzieu explained, creativity acts as an ‘encouraging parent — loving, enriching and supportive’. You would love to use your creativity to retreat into a world that is kind and reassuring. For you, being creative means having the chance to become one with what you create, bathe in the glory of it and allow yourself to be taken over by it. This is why you seem more suited to the sort of creativity that calls for gentleness, subtlety, harmony and patience."

I think that's very true for me. When I am very stressed from work (like now!), I find that a hour or so in the evening working on a project really helps. My craft is my refuge.

There is still not much sewing going on at the moment but I am still plugging away at my granny shrug very slowly.

Hope your week is going well for you, friends.


  1. Erm ... mine came out as creativity rooted in reality or something like that. Not sure it was totally me, but if I'm honest for some of the questions I really didn't fit any of the answers. That probably says a lot about me, but I'd rather not go there!

    Guess this is the start of your very, very busy time of year at Uni. Hope you don't get too stressed out and manage to finish your granny shrug soon. Are you making it for you or for Missy Moo?

  2. Hi Fiona - A level results hit the schools tomorrow but we got them 3 days ago so we've been frantically working out who can come, who hasn't made the grade and how many students short we are! Busy!!! And I've lost my Postgraduate admissions assistant (she left to move to Cornwall) so it's manic!

    The granny shrug is for me. Missy Moo would like a pink one. I'm on round 9 and it's still way too small. I'm thinking maybe 18 rounds on this one if it's going to fit me.


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