Definition: a mental process involving the
generation of new ideas or concepts, or
new associations of the creative mind
between existing ideas or concepts.
I prefer to think of creativity as a putting together of something (or many somethings) that exists, in a new or different way.
The Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 1:10:
'Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"?
It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.'
It's true, there's nothing totally 'new' in the universe. God alone is the 'Creator' who blesses us with our individuality, and allows us the joys of the creative process.
Quotes abound on the subject of 'creativity'..These are my picks:
'Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.' --Edward DeBono
'All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once one grows up.' --Pablo Picasso
'Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.' --Earl Nightengale
And my favorite...........
'Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.' --James Russell Lowell