"Novel associations that are useful."
For me, creativity is a driving force in life. And of all the definitions I've been exposed to, the one in italics above has stuck with me the longest. How do you define this elusive quality? How do you express yourself creatively? Over the past 3 weeks, this blog has become the most recent means for me. As with all creative endeavors I've undertaken, some days I'm more satisfied with what I've created than others.
How do any of us evaluate the merits of one creative endeavor vs. another? Many times I've heard interviewers ask authors, songwriters, artists etc. which of their works was their "favorite". Often the answer given is some variation on "...they're each my 'children' so asking me to name a 'favorite' is unfair..." For those of us on the bell curve who might never be interviewed, please weigh in: "What is your 'favorite' thing you've created?" I'm listening and interested.