Here are a few questions to ask yourself so you can better understand your creative DNA:
What materials and tools are you drawn to over and over again?
How do you best express your creativity? (e.g. on paper, in clay, with paint, etc.)
Where are you on the journey of to find your unique creativeness?
Have you found your ideal outlet, or are you still searching for your perfect material technique?
Do you have a signature look, color, or style?
Do you enjoy the process or the end results best?
According to Twyla Tharp the author of The Creative Habit - "If you understand the strands of your creative DNA, you begin to see how they mutate into common threads in your work. You begin to see the story that you're trying to tell; why you do the things you do (both positive and self-destructive); where you are strong and where you are weak (which prevents a lot of false starts); and how you see the world and function in it"
I know that my creative DNA is to work with metal. I love the tools, the process of taking a simple shape and turning it into something unexpected, and the end results. It took me several years to find the creative place within myself, but I know I was meant to be a metal artist.
Have you figured out your creative DNA or are you still searching?