I never really thought all that much about creative activity until I joined some terrific colleagues in developing the Whitman Creative Studies Program in 2008. I discovered -- much to my chagrin -- that I could hardly expect my students to undertake creative activities like photography, painting, writing poetry, or videography, if I wasn't prepared to engage in these activities myself.
What I discovered, however, was that I actually enjoyed engaging in these kinds of activities as much (and perhaps even more) than my students did. There was something quite liberating about being creative for creativty's sake alone, and with absolutely no regard for what other people thought about my work.
I invite you to explore my work here, if you are interested. And more than that, I invite you to explore your own innate potential for creative activity.