I don't really think in terms of "creative" or not. To me, creativity is about showing up and really being present to see the possibilities of the moment, or to see what the moment (right now) requires. Being present & aware means you are responsive.
Robert Henri (American artist) wrote a lot about this...about how "technique" isn't an end in itself but is very important because it serves the moment. Technical facility helps a person respond with flexibility in the moment. This is true whether you're painting, or if you're playing music, if you're an athlete, or if you're involved in a task (washing dishes) or an interaction. Most times, we are doing "the same things" that involve old (learned) patterns or techniques, but when we're "present" we're not JUST repeating in a rote way, we actually are spontaneously creating what we do (even if it's technically "the same") in response to what makes sense or is needed right then.
at 8:48 AM on Feb. 21, 2013