Make and Do – because you have to.

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Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife

-Jonathan Schattke

I’ve always been an idea girl.

I started my first magazine in elementary school, right along the time I started writing my first novel.

In middle school I began making clothes. I could have never worn them, but I had plenty of ideas.

In high school I got a little better with sewing. I customized clothes mostly and then I got into web technologies and began experimenting with journalism.

I’ve always been an artist, a creative person, for as long as I can remember.

I <3 creating.

I was the girl in high school who made skirts out of jeans that had gotten too short.

I had to.

I didn’t grow up poor, per se, but I always felt a lot of guilt about asking for new things. So I tried not to.

Out of necessity, or perceived necessity, I learned to be a “she’ll do in a pinch” seamstress. I was going to call myself a lowly sew-er, but alas that’s too close to sewer…but I digress.

Where do ideas come from:

Place 3: Necessity as in doing what you have to do, when you have to do it.

Learning, growing and becoming. Because it’s necessary.

Some people learn to be awesome parents out of necessity.

Some learn a new language.

Some learn to fix their own cars.

Some learn a passing knowledge of plumbing.

Some create things.

And it’s not always a change in situation or a problem that creates necessity.

Necessity can be an internal shift as much as external.

I know writers who write because they HAVE to. They just can’t do without it.

Ideas come from necessity born of internal or external factors.

Quote over my desk:

“If you don’t follow through on your big ideas, someone else will.” for  me, that’s necessity enough.

@creativityloft

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