Getting ourselves and our students self-motivated to get beyond a moment of anxiety and to not give up on ideas and artistic vision is what I’m looking for. How do we teach for and become self-determined to want to answer the phrase I don’t know on a consistent lifelong basis? When grades, money, and teacher driven projects become a non-factor how do we continue to creatively seek answers and visually give a voice to our wonderings? When other parts of our lives threaten to take over, how do we continue to be creative?
I have consistently been reminded during this study that creativity should ideally become habit, a ritual we weave into our daily lives. Daily taking note or notice of what is around us, what is of interest to us as individuals, giving a visual voice to our wonderings, and being curious is fundamental to a creative life. Learning to manage time and expectations, and understanding the value of consistency and the true purpose of art is to master creativity (Tharp, 2003).