Picasso said: 'Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.'
This could be interpreted in all sorts of ways.
What the quote made me think of was when I worked in a nursery and children made things to take home. Typically a toddler would go rushing to mum/dad/gran waving their 'masterpiece.' Some works of art were greeted with enthusiasm and joy, some were sneered at and openly derided, some were ignored. For some children, I think this might be the start of losing faith in one's own creativity.
I have lost count of the number of adults who have said in my hearing ' I am not artistic' and yet their creativity can and does flourish, maybe not in paint and pencil work, but in so many other ways.
I do think we all have a natural creative spark, but it can be trodden down by others, albeit inadvertently. What do you think?
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