I am living in the midst of a process of cumulative creativity. I imagine this to be a possibility most of the time, if I make the effort to follow the chain backwards to the steps before my actions.
At the end of March, I entered into two new things. The first was an opportunity to receive creative business coaching and support. The attraction to this particular opportunity was that I would be engaging in creative and visioning process before engaging in the sometimes mundane tasks of running an on-line business. The initial process was to look at my website through a particular lens. I did. This led to my focusing on some initial changes in my website. Feeling the necessity of having a professional looking photo of myself on the front page, I inquired and received recommendations for good local photographers.
The person that I chose is indeed a fine photographer. I had the experience of the photo shoot yesterday and in a week or two, and probably with some effort, a new photo of myself will be added to the web page. Is that creative? Possibly.
This is just one example. I could give you many more that are swirling around my consciousness and creative practice at this time.
My point is that the sometimes small actions that we understand as part of a larger creative whole, are generated in community with others: A person that I know from an on-line creative group invited one kind of movement forward, a group of strangers whom I have never met helped my make a connection that I might not have otherwise, and my own creativity is enhanced because of their creativity and kindness.
What do you become aware of when you look backwards to see the chain of experiences and events that have led you to experience or deepen your own creative practice?