I’ve been thinking lately about creativity, cross-pollination or cross-training, and living the creative life (or creativity as a lifestyle).
Renaissance Women and Men
The mother of one of my childhood friends is a weaver. But she has also been known to make puppets and design knitted dolls and many other things. Her husband is a musician. My friend grew up to be a fiber artist. Stepping inside their house, at age 12, was wonderful — entering a world of playful creativity.
One man I know is a music director, an opera singer, an actor, a writer, and a teacher — and he does all of them well.
A lot of the creative people I know don’t have just one outlet, although they may have a specialty. They’re Renaissance men and women.