10 Faces of Creativity

ultramarine glass reflections, creative still life art photograph, debiriley.com

when one thing leads to another……


ultramarine glass reflections, creative still life art photograph, debiriley.com
The Face of Creativity, debiriley.com


A common by product of teaching a multitude of art mediums is…..one thing,  leads to another!




10 Faces of Creativity


  1. creativity.  it can’t be caged. it needs to fly
  2. creativity  holds infinity within its hands of Creation
  3. creativity is a realm.  a world within.  a vast,  world  on the outside
  4. creativity can’t be forced. it won’t be coerced
  5. creativity never responds unless its free to soar and return
  6. creativity is a bird in flight, a dove coming home
  7. creativity is diving from the skies,  stomach dropping, rush of adrenalin
  8. creativity has no warden, no border police, no boundaries, no lines to cross
  9. creativity just IS. by virtue of giving of itself freely. without reservation or fear
  10. creativity is a wide open barn door.  a castle drawbridge,  forever lowered




More Faces of Creativity



Points to ponder




Infinity and Creation soar

upon the wings

of the imagination you

allow to

go free

from within

Your Self





If, we win the ‘battle’ to Control and Master a thing…..

we will ultimately lose the ‘war’ to Achieve

Freedom Of Expression.






Mistakes !!!!


So What, if I mess up?

If an artwork is not a 5 Star masterpiece?


What is the real problem with that?

What if I achieved a 2 Star, and had the time of my life?

and made a discovery to use for the future?



I’m not afraid.

I’m going on a ‘creativity hunt.’

I’ve got my Muse by my side……



white dove grey feather floating in jade green water, photograph, debiriley.com
the Muse, as she wills





creativity in art and photography, green reflections, debiriley.com
A New Face of Creativity, airfreshener, debiriley.com



collage in greens, blues, gold, debiriley.com
Collage: Facets of Creativity, debiriley.com



creative cropping solves your art problems, acrylic on paper, debiriley.com
Miracle of Cropping, new creative twist from an old face



watercolor landscape water reflections, creative ways with watercolor debi riley paintings
Watercolor Muse…reflecting – debiriley.com





creative papers in a rose and gold sculptural design, debiriley.com
Rose Gold Collage, debiriley.com





creative portrait of a rose, photograph, debiriley.com
Gypsy Rose Lee, unveil of the rose, debiriley.com




inspiring color, abstracting photographs, debiriley.com
Inspire Me


Scarlets and Reds…. mixed with a dash of deep indigo and indanthrone.  They present lovely facets to sit and just, look into.


creativity includes cropping an image, debiriley.com
New Life, cropped










art materials we want, debiriley.com
The material goods…. of creativity


DIY gelli plate, debiriley.com
Circle.  wonderful face of creativity… try it.  its fun!




glorious Perth Wa sky photo debiriley.com
Glorious Perth Sky photo debiriley.com

If this Perth sky photograph fails to enthuse, inspire and generate some creativity out of me…. some thing, is drastically wrong!!     What a stunning face of creativity.



Entangled - linocut printed by hand, debiriley.com
Entangled – black and white linocut printed by hand. debiriley.com



turquoise encaustic debiriley.com
Thick.Turquoise Encaustic, with oils smeared on top. debiriley.com


oil abstract in blue and orange, debiriley.com
Oils in blue and orange. A River? maybe… debiriley.com





3   Suggested Artists I think are awesomely creative

Dale Chihuly        ……glass blowing artist

Maurice Sapiro    ……oil painter

Rag’n’Bone Man   ….. musician




suggested posts
















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The act of creation, in any media is a fascinating and magical process. I simply love to create. Expressing in color, line, tone, texture - as if, they were words upon a page. Creating a uniquely me, interpretation. Enjoy More of my "one-of-a-kind" expressive art at society6.com/debiriley and, redbubble.com/people/debijriley/shop

35 thoughts on “10 Faces of Creativity

    1. of course!!! you are like my “Oil Painter” go to guy! anytime I want to illustrate, elaborate about oils….. its “go see MAURICE Sapiro” lol


  1. Ah what a wonderful reminder that creativity is life on the edge of truly who we are, unbound, free and open for possibilities. I really like your statement about not having to be perfect, creativity encompasses it all. Love this post…..lol I am always saying that, but it is true!

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    1. hi Margaret, thank you very much. I got quite involved with it…. and so now I feel like I really really like it too. LOL should reread it, to see if I still think so! anyway, I was hoping in this to show Diversity and Imperfections are all part of it. I do think it came through 🙂 Thanks M!! you’re a sweetie!

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  2. Swooooning. So much to swoon over in this post I can barely stand it. HSW. The big magic of creativity is flowing through you fiercely and beautifully !!!

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    1. hello Jodi of the HSW! so glad you enjoyed these creative fun adventures – it was true, 1 thing led to another with that post! cheers, beautiful lady!!


  3. Mistakes lead to new discoveries if I’m willing to stay open to new possibilities. Beautiful photos in your post today, Debi! And I enjoyed your thoughts on creativity. 😍💕

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  4. So much to ponder and reflect on in this post; it’s wonderful Debi. I’ve read it three times, and every time find something new. Nothing add to its totality except to say thank you 🙂

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    1. my humble thanks Andrew. I was, content and energised by this post. I’m glad that what I was trying to convey, resonated with you and came through 🙂

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    1. hi Magny, thank you!! both for the lovely comment and for following me! glad you enjoyed the post and hope more are just as fun, imaginative and expressive 🙂 cheers, Debi


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