Creativity needs a friend. While making art for many is a solitary practice, having a friend can go a very long way. We tend to think of creative habits and practices as a solitary thing. You go into your studio or designated creative space and get making. No one else is there.
But sometimes, lots of times, your creativity could use a friend. Someone to bounce ideas off of. Someone to simply talk to. Having someone else to be creative with can lead to new ideas. A new perspective on what you’re doing.
It can simply be more fun.
Having a creativity buddy is also useful for feedback. There is value in getting opinions on your work during the creative process, not just at the end. Yes, you’ll face criticism, but that’s part of the growth process.
If you trust your friend, they will give you honest feedback. An opinion you value can be very rewarding during the creative process. Especially if you’re in pursuit of not only improving your work but looking to enhance products. Creativity is about growth and sometimes profit too.
So the next time you want to be creative, why not sit with someone or go to a place with others around, (maintain the social distance of course.) Or, bust out your Zoom and get making.
Creativity needs a friend.