Today is National Live Creative Day. And I have never heard of it.
This is not to be confused with National Creative Day, which is May 30th. Which I’ve never heard of, either.
Here I am, miss Creativity, pushing being creative all the time, never hearing of a holiday — or holidays — devoted to just this topic.
What kind of ambassador am I?
National Live Creative Day was introduced in 2016 by an American company called “Creative Promotional Products.” Founded in 1994 and located in Illinois, Chicago, the company provides full-service promotional products to brands. They provide a wide range of services, which include brand awareness campaigns, custom-decorated apparel, corporate and executive gifts, incentive programs, and printing services.
National Creativity Day in was created in 2018 by Hal Croasmun and ScreenwritingU who created this national celebration to celebrate the imaginative spirits everywhere and to encourage them to keep creating.
Well, you and I know we don’t need a particular day to be creative. Do we?
I celebrate being creative every day. Even if I don’t do one creative thing.
I think “being creative” is more like an aura that follows you around like talcum powder. Hanging around in the air, leaving a slight residue on the furniture, slightly scented in your favorite fragrance or like the fresh air outside. It’s all part of your breathing process, always there, always tickling your senses, until you are ready to sneeze it out into something new and unusual.
Okay. So I’m not the greatest at metaphors.
But I am great at celebrating your and my creativity. Each and ever day.
Don’t wait until you find time, space, or materials. Doodle an entire page of a lined tablet. Sketch a landscape on the back of a receipt. Research your novel while you’re waiting in the doctor’s office. Record notes as a draft email or pull over to side of the road and write them down on your way to the grocery store.
Creativity is a part of you. You don’t need a particular day to celebrate it.
And, since you don’t need a special day to celebrate your talent, you won’t feel bad if you forget the date.