I'm sure I've asked this question before, but can't remember if I got a response or not.
I work in the creative industry. I'm a musician and actor, and occasional writer and poet. Creativity is very important to me and my work, but I'm aware that my creativity comes from a place of 'desire', and in Buddhism aren't we meant to work towards eliminating desire? as it's desire that brings about rebirth. So with that in mind, would creativity be a 'bad' thing in terms of seeking freedom?
"The original heart/mind shines like pure, clear water with the sweetest taste. But if the heart is pure, is our practice over? No, we must not cling even to this purity. We must go beyond all duality, all concepts, all bad, all good, all pure, all impure. We must go beyond self and nonself, beyond birth and death. When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that the true Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any body, any history, any image. Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” Ajahn Chah