Welcome to Synthesis Saturday – a celebration of the magic of creativity!
Starting today, every Saturday on the Creating Synthesis Facebook page look for #SynthesisSaturday. In the space of this weekly thread, I invite you to share an image and/or story of your recent creative pursuits.
Together, let us celebrate the creativity that resides in each of us by sharing our projects with one another.
Why “Synthesis” Saturday?
Words and language fascinate me. I especially LOVE alliteration (repeating letters/sounds at the beginning of closely connected words). So, I knew if I wanted to create a space for sharing creative acts on Saturdays I had to find a word that also started with an “S” AND was relevant to creativity.
Much scouring of internet thesauruses (thesauri?) happened. I quickly learned “s” is not a letter that commonly begins words associated with creativity. I need to get creative about my word usage.
At some point in this journey, I stumbled upon the concept of alchemy and the definition for synthesis:
SYNTHESIS [ sin-thuh-sis ]
noun, plural syn·the·ses [sin–thuh-seez] .
1. the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity (opposed to analysis,) the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements.
2. a complex whole formed by combining.https://www.dictionary.com/browse/synthesis
YES! YES!!! YES!!!!!
Combining multiple parts into a new whole is a part of what constitutes creation! I had my word! SYNTHESIS SATURDAY was born!
Why celebrate creativity?
Because creativity is an essential part of being human. It is the energy swirling in our sacral chakra. It is the drive to procreate. It is the desire to merge function and beauty. It is the impulse to make that provides our tools, our innovations, and our technology.
Creativity is one of the most primal forms of magic and our magick.
As expressed in my article Creating Synthesis: YOU Are the CREATIVE Magick-Maker of Your Life!, creativity is not limited to arts and crafts. All acts of creation are creative.
For some, our creativity may manifest as art or craft… for some it may be creating space in our homes… spellwork or witchcrafting… the written word… a proposal for change at work or school… ways to implement change in our lives… bringing new life into being… putting together a piece of IKEA furniture… a song… a dance… etc.
The intention of this space…
is to celebrate and share the diversity in which creativity manifests. Share your creations from a place of celebration… not promotion. What do I mean?
Maybe you have a new blog post or painting or song or handcrafted candles (etc etc etc) that is available for sale… post a comment with or without picture(s) that tells us about the thing you created. When posting, share some details about why, when, who, what, where, or hows of your creation.
- how it came about
- your inspiration
- how you feel about it
- other insights into the process of creation
- tell a story about it
You may include links to your work, but resist the urge to post asking for likes/follows or to sell your work. Posts focused on self-promotion rather than sharing (as determined by me) may be deleted.
In the interest of uplifting all acts of creativity, your posts should be focused on what you created not on selling it. However, if someone replies to your creativity asking for details on purchasing or a link to your shop, by all means, reply to them with the details.