Art, Women And Creativity

Women have been given the greatest gift of creativity there is, the capacity of creating and having a child. Even if a woman has never had children, just the biological possibility, is life defining.

Because of the biological ability to have children, women understand intuitively that creativity is a lifelong process, not a destination. The tremendous urge to create is still there after the capacity to have children is gone.

Women frequently find that their “artistic voices” become more confident and self-assured later in life. That is why women often come into their own artistically in their 40’s, 50’s and on up.

This is not to say that younger women do not create great art, they most certainly do. For younger women creatively your best years are still ahead; very good news and definitely something to look forward to.

Women who have created during their earlier years have an advantage for two reasons:

1. A woman who has been creating continuously doesn’t have to play catch-up in regard to the technicalities of making art. She has already spent years learning her craft.

2. “Artistic creativity” is like a muscle. If you haven’t used it, the muscle atrophies, and it takes longer to get “in creative shape.”

If you are a young woman and struggling with how to balance work, family, friends and the multitude of things that make up life, don’t give up your ability to create art. You will be way ahead of the game when you get older and it is my very firm conviction that the best years for creating art are still ahead.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Yunie
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 21:47:16

    Interesting!

    Reply

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