Craftiness is a gift that each and every one of us possesses. If may not be something that we use in our every day lives, but it is there.
Craftiness is something that we use to solve problems and to see the world in our own way. Everyone’s creative background is different, but at some point you are likely to have been exposed to making, creating and creativity and it isn’t until the moment comes that you realize what you already know and who you learnt it from.
Everyone has a different skill that they can excel at, it’s just a matter of finding it.
For each person this will be different. Some people find their creativity in their childhood and keep it with them along their journey. For others, it isn’t realized until much later in life; it is in there waiting for the perfect moment to reveal itself.
Your craftiness doesn’t have to be your day job for you to call yourself creative.
Many of the people I have interviewed for this column have made their craft their profession, but each person had a very different upbringing and a way of finding what their creative strengths were and how they wanted to use them. Some people find that they prefer their creative pursuits to be something that they do on the side. Having something fun to relax with in their down time.
There is no one-size-fits-all in creativity. We can all work together and alongside one another doing what we love when it suits us best. The creative world is (and should be) a supportive one where we recognize the skills of others and allow them and ourselves the chance to shine.
Do you think so, too?