I like to think of creating as taking what you have and arranging the parts to make something new. You arrange words when writing, lines when drawing, and instructions when programming. It’s both beautiful and personal.
I view consuming as an experience enabled by a thing that was made. Whether it’s your own creation or someone else’s, the triggered feelings can be powerful and lasting.
My preference is to do both creating and consuming daily, but not at the same time. I enjoy total immersion, coming up for air, then switching activities fueled by a burst of inspiration.
It’s an awesome feeling.