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Question – Why do you create (write/ take pictures/ draw/ cook)?


Hello Everyone,

I thought I would do an engagement exercise and learn more about my wonderful blogging community…I would like to know, Why do you create? Whether it’s a piece of writing or an art work…whether it’s waiting for hours for that perfect picture or mastering the perfect recipe…

Why do you create? Would love to read your comments and might add the most liked comment to the post ! Hope to hear from all of you! This exercise will be open until the end of February!


Thank you!




Author: forgottenmeadows

I am a dreamer and a writer who loves to ponder on the words of the soul.

87 thoughts on “Question – Why do you create (write/ take pictures/ draw/ cook)?

  1. Why do I create? Because I have no choice–writing is the fuel. It jumpstarts me, relieves me, allows me to grow, and keeps me afloat. It keeps me connected spiritually and mentally. It gives me the opportunity to express myself in written form with the words will not flow freely from my mouth. I create because it’s in my blood, because it is my life force, because I cannot see myself doing anything else expressively.

  2. Because the ideas have to go somewhere…or I’d burst ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I create (write and draw) because those efforts can be exactly what my heart and imagination want. In other capacities, the look and feel of my writing are dictated by others, but when I create on my own, I can be the artist/editor. Plus, I live in a house with white walls. I have to get the colors out somewhere.

  4. I am very passionate about preserving history – especially military history. I’ve visited many battlefields and when I do, I’m always struck by how many people were lost in that one spot. Real people like you and me, each one with real lives and real stories. I’m sure they would want to be remembered, so I do my best to bring some attention to it by writing historical fiction, and providing people a way to connect to and experience that history through characters’ perspectives. It’s something that’s bigger than me and don’t think I could stop even if I wanted!

  5. I love to inspire people to wellness with my blog.

  6. It is one of the many things I have stumbled across. Today I’m busy, but one glass of wine, and it comes out, without it staying here… but eventually it seeks a place to grow. Nice thread.

  7. I write and create so that people can see something they have never seen before.

  8. It allows my body mind & soul to center onto the page. Freeing myself of self , truly necessary for peace of mind.

  9. I suppose you could say I create, but it really is the Spirit of God that moves me to write my poetry and songs. I don;t write unless He gives me something to write. I do it because He has asked me to, and because I know it is the ministry He has me in during my cancer recovery. He has been so merciful to me!

  10. I create to inspire and entertain. I want people to find something they can relate to or something that brings a smile or laugh to their day. Thank you, Neha!

  11. I think, therefor, I… oops, that’s been used before. I breath, therefore I create. Better. For I can stop creating about as easily as I can stop breathing, and it would most likely have the same effect on me if I stopped either for too long ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. I do acrylics on canvas, that was the best way i felt i could express. Eventually i started feeling the urge to write what i imagined in that. So that’s what i do now. I paint and write poetry on my painting. Sometimes i write poetry first and paint something that goes with it based on my imagination.

    • That is such a beautiful process and sounds so therapeutic…Thank you for sharing your words with us!

      • It truly is therapeutic. i take inspirations from people around, things, situations people are going through because I feel for them. And i feel like I should put it down in some way to cheer them up. Once I paint and finish the write up I share with them and it gives them immense happiness to see someone cares!

      • Thank you for your empathy for fellow beings, in this day and age, we need more of that! That is lovely, thank you for sharing!

  13. I write because itโ€™s what makes me feel alive. It feels like what I was born to do. A wise rocker once said โ€œmy heart is like an open highway.โ€ That is exactly how it feels when Iโ€™m creating a whole new thing on the page.

  14. I write from my heart Neha and when I feel I have something to say. Itโ€™s my way of expressing myself. Iโ€™ve also recently begun sharing my music here which is something else that fuels my creativity. Itโ€™s my passion, both my writing and my music, and Iโ€™ve realised that itโ€™s also like a legacy. I want to make a difference and give something back. Itโ€™s what I want to leave the world when Iโ€™m no longer here. Hopefully, more so than just photos, my kids and family and those who know me can look back and see who I was through what Iโ€™ve created and left behind. โค๏ธ

    • o that is such a lovely legacy to leave behind Miriam, for your kids and family. There is nothing better than creating from your heart and I am so glad it becomes a part of your legacy that you leave behind, pieces of yourself that bring such joy to the world…thank you for sharing!

  15. Self expression, self discovery, to be understood, to be part of a community of makers…

  16. I write because it’s therapeutic and my body craves creating like oxygen ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Writing is like second nature to me. It feels like breathing. It’s a heart to heart connection, a sacred communion with God and the essence of life, a way to share my feelings, emotions, to inspire others.

  18. My writing explodes from my mind and fingertips. Im compelled to write.

  19. I love writing because Iโ€™m creating art with words. Iโ€™ve never been much of a painter, drawer, etc, and when I found writing I fell in love. I take a lot of my bad (and good) experiences and turn them into poems. A lot of things I canโ€™t say in a normal way or talk about, I turn into a big metaphor and use it as a poem. I love the release writing gives me. I love feeling like Iโ€™m creating an art that every person can see differently.

    • Yes, that almost euphoric feeling when it’s out on the page is special isn’t it? It’s true, it lets us express ourselves and our experiences in a creative platform that we cannot always express in the traditional sense…Thank you for sharing and participating!

  20. I photograph from some inner drive. It started with traveling the country and wanting to share the beauty. Now when I see beauty, I feel the need to capture a slice and share! Then writing helps reinforce the feelings and sharing via blogging is a great way to both share and connect to a larger community.

  21. I create to feel alive, to express myself, and to try and share the light and love within me. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

  22. I write so I can sleep at night. I write so I can try to sort of maintain some level of sanity in an entirely insane world. Writing is the step I take back from the edge of the cliff. A blank page is better than any therapist, and its much more exhaling than creating.

  23. i write cause i dont talk much. all the thoughts and expressions i am only able to let loose in my blogs….just started actually, and also to cope with 11th grade (its a torture)

  24. It keeps me sane…that is why I create…it helps my mental health.

    Although I have separated my writing, this blog I writ spiritual pieces in my I share verse which come to me during my struggles with depression, anxiety and ptsd…if I didnt write about it I feel I would be very unwell so its like medicine for me.

  25. I have always imagined, and I suppose I must have wanted a record of my imagining? As a child I wrote stories and got immense pleasure from the act of writing. This stayed with me. I am most absorbed when I am writing. Gardening is a less intensely focused form of creating, but gives me equal, if not more, pleasure. I suppose gardening is a less exposing form of creativity.

  26. I love using unusual colours to create expressive animal paintings that help to support wildlife conservation projects and animal welfare initiatives. Fun with purpose! How could I not create?!

  27. Over the years, I’ve been the recepient of many acts of kindness and generosity. I’ve also observed ordinary folk stepping up to make a difference in the lives of others. I hope I’ve done some good. So I’ve started writing about Acts of Kindness to thank these unsung everyday heroes. I wish I’d kept a journal so I could recall more but I’ll poking at the old memory bank ๐Ÿ˜„

  28. Over the years, I’ve been the fortunate recipient of many acts of kindness and generosity. I’ve also observed ordinary folk step up to make a difference in the lives of strangers. I’ve chosen to spend 2018 writing about these unsung heroes as a way to thank them, even if they may never read my blog. How I wish I’d kept a journal so I can recall more stories but I’ll keep poking at the old memory bank ๐Ÿ™‚

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  30. Drawing is the only thing that brings me peace of mind in a stressful life. The blog has brought me into contact with kindred spirits who I regard as family.

  31. The most obvious answer is that I create because I don’t have a choice. It’s a part of me I cannot deny. But the more complicated answer is that it allows me to express something I can’t express any other way. I write because it gives me a sense of fulfilment, it’s therapy, it’s a challenge, it’s a release. I like the feeling of making something that no one else could have made, to have created something out of nothing. I can’t imagine my life without writing.

  32. The reason I create is to inspire but also to make a part of my inner self visible. In sharing a part of myself I hope to inspire others to share a part of themselves and therefore fill their lives with the beautiful meaning they brought here.

  33. I draw because I enjoy it.
    It feels like I’m a God, and create my own world (i really like to create my own characters and creatures). The ability to create something in your head and being able to show others exactly what you imagined – it’s awesome, not everyone can do it. People with such skills often find jobs as concept artists in the game industry.

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  35. I take photos and create products with them to brighten up, to show the beauty of nature, to entertain people, to spread love and positivity.

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