Imagine a person who enjoys creating a painting, that turns out to be very beautiful. A rich man, a connoisseur sees this painting displayed on a street, and likes it. He wants the painter to create 50 paintings like this. Painting 50 of these, instead of a joy, it becomes a deadline as the he has to finish these 50 painting or will not get any money.
So, the painter might be able to create beautiful looking paintings like the first one in a specified time, but might not enjoy the painting process itself! The rich man and other people might like the paintings, and think it is as beautiful as the first one.
This problem is faced by people all over the world, and may be the reason why so many people quit their jobs. You might join a place where you think you will be creating stuff, but when the same task of creating becomes a chore, it becomes a burden.
And you think you are not enjoying working or creating because the workplace is bad, or the work is not creative, etc. There are several reasons but one stops being creative, or creativity stops flowing if the person is not enjoying what they are doing.
So, all these small acts which you are enjoying become creative. Rather than saying, "Oh, he is a painter, and very creative!".
It is not just about painting or cleaning your room, the act can be anything. A person who creates amazing stuff out of junk, which makes him immensely happy. But, he doesn't know what to do with this ability of his...
Sometimes these flicks even win awards! So, it's not that you need expensive equipment to be creative, one can always start with basic stuff which is available and make a great masterpiece out of it.
There have been famous people throughout the history who made it big, but started small. There are people who have made their mark in the world by creating amazing paintings, but in their own times were put in madhouses.
One of the most gifted dancers, Nijinsky used to dance so beautifully. He would take leaps in the air which defied gravity. But, the more people made him conscious of this phenomenon, the less high the leaps became.
There have been many such people throughout the history, who have been misunderstood and there are more people like this who are still alive. So, creativity and creative people, are two concepts which are mostly misunderstood.