This theory has led me check with myself regularly to make sure I'm creating for the right reasons. Of course there are times when I have an order to fill and there are specific items I need to make. And there are also times when I make things because I want to sell them in my online shop. That's not to say I don't have fun with projects such as these, because sculpting little things out of clay or revamping vintage goodies are things that make my heart happy every time without fail. But I also make sure to set aside a little bit of quality time between me and my supplies every once in awhile so I can create freely with no regard for profits or marketability. I make things just because I want them.
I can give you an idea of what happens when these leisurely craft sessions take place. I've basically got a big, fat, overactive imagination and when I make things just for fun, anything goes. Perhaps I'll decide my life is not complete if I don't have a snail figurine with little hearts on his antennae or a jewelry tree sculpted from polymer clay and a recycled fork. Random, yes, but also tons of fun and good for my crafty little soul.
What do you make when you create just for the sake of creating?