If You're Alive, You're a Creative Person

Elizabeth Gilbert's quote "If you're alive, you're a creative person" in white text on an aqua-colored background with a sparkle above the quote and the Reverie + Felicity Studio logo beneath.

A little more than a decade ago, I would have side-eyed this quote. Weren't creative people only artists of some sort? Or folks who were *always* creative...from day one?

How narrow was my understanding of what creativity is back then!

In the ensuing years, as I learned to sew, paint furniture, make candles, and more, it gradually dawned on me that as humans we all possess a creative spirit.

Now, some of us might be more connected with it sooner in life. Or like me, you might be doing creative things for years without identifying as a creative person!

Alternatively, some of us may never get the chance to engage with it. And some of us might not really be interested in it too. But the creativity is still there all the same!

Part of my own creative practice with Reverie + Felicity Studio is to make products--specifically candles with custom-blended fragrances--from my imagination. They are my small, joyful offerings into the world.

The other part of my aim is to encourage your creative journey. Being in community with folks who are, or desire to be, in touch with their creativity is powerful. It's something I wish I had long ago!

So I'm looking forward to exploring what creativity means to you. What it looks like in your life. And in that spirit, here's a question you can simply ponder or answer in the comments if you feel so moved: do you consider yourself a creative person? If not, why? If so, what creative practice do you enjoy?
✨Hey there! I'm Erin and I believe we're all innately creative. Whether we know it or not yet, we each have creative gifts to discover and take pleasure in! I want to live in a world where we not only have the opportunities, but are encouraged, to be in touch with our own creativity. Because exploring and practicing creativity allows us to connect with our joy and humanity. And when we're connected to ourselves, we can better honor the humanity of others and make this world a more just, equitable place for all.

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