October 01, 2020 2 min read
If 2020 has done anything for people I hope that its given everyone some perspective on their day to day lives. Just about everyone has had at least some part of their lives upended by the pandemic, not to mention the myriad of other disasters that have reared up across the globe. I hope that it makes people count their blessings. I have seen a pretty significant increase in comments about folks reconsidering their day jobs looking to get into doing something like what we do here at Anvil. Now I don't know how much of that can be attributed to folks having a little more time on their hands than usual or if their day jobs have all of the sudden become such an incredible burden that they're considering changing things up. Regardless the reason folks seem to be considering more creative endeavors and I think that's pretty dang awesome.
It is incredibly important to encourage creativity. On some level it should be easy, but it's a whole lot of work to create. Committing yourself to seeing any project all the way through is a tall order. So people that choose to take that avenue deserve to be lauded and admired.
At Anvil our creative pursuits are pretty obvious. When you make an object from scratch you're being creative from start to finish and at the end of the day you have a physical manifestation of your process. But not all creative endeavors result in an actual "thing." Sometimes the creative process takes place in a more abstract way, as part of a moment or event. The fruit of that creative labor isn't something that can be held in your hands but is held in the mind. There's a bit of philosophy in there, but truly every moment is an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing. And when you live with that thought at the front of your mind you can make just about anything happen.