Laura, over at Periwinkle Art Quilts blog, posted a link for a creativity quiz. What’s your creative style? « Psychologies.
It's a nice feel good kind of test.
Do go check out Karen's blog, too.
This is how I came out.
"Creativity is a release
For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds.
It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by moulding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape.
Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality.
Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse.
For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganised. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement."
Well, it works for me!
Speaking of CREATIVITY, if you haven't had a change to see the SWEDISH VERSION of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I highly recommend it. Yes, like the book it is a little brutal in some parts.
We saw it at the discount theater, the 6:30 showing. I thought the place would be practically empty. I was wrong. It was quite full of middle age and older folks. At least that's what I saw when the movie was over and the lights came up. Sooooooooooooo, I was pleasantly surprised that at certain moments, in the film, when "justice" was being done, there were quite a few members of the audience CHEERING, yours truly along with them.
I like an interactive audience. :)
I don't really care what Hollywood is going to do with the books, I'm sorry but I just don't think they can touch the original version.