Connect with Your Inner Artist
In the "Roadblocks to Creativity" e-course, we look at the 7 most common things that block our creative expression. So, if we're "blocked" when we're facing those things, what are we like when we're free of them?
Well, certainly we're connected to our "Inner Artist". This is a part of each of us that is naturally:
Joyful - our Inner Artist sees the world as a magical place, full of curious things and people. Each day is a series of fun surprises and the chance to learn, practice and master the things we most love doing.
Exuberant - like a giddy child, our Inner Artist doesn't worry about the repercussions of expressing the joy they're feeling. We are who we are and that's the only person we can be, when we're connected with our Inner Artist.
Creatively Free - Our Inner Artist has a clear channel to the muse, to spirit, to the universe and to every creative force that has been seen and unseen since time began.
Undamaged - Whatever path our lives have taken up to this point, our Inner Artist remains whole and healthy.
Unhindered - our Inner Artist is completely unaffected by the internal and external factors that block our creativity on a day-to-day basis. Our Inner Artist is only aware of what's happening NOW and is not only untouched by any previous hurts, it's also unconcerned with any future outcome.
As a music therapist, it's my joy to be able to meet the "inner artist" of my clients with special needs. No matter what their disability or limitation, I look for and consistently find that joyful, healthy and whole person to connect to - and I find it in the midst of creative play.
When we as artists are connected to this part of ourselves, we're not only transcending our creative roadblocks (such as procrastination, negative thinking and people-pleasing), we're in a state of consummate creative flow.
Put it into play
Just for today, approach your art as child's play. Start your rehearsal by playing your instrument "wrong" or in two different keys. Write using only words that start with the letter "d". Paint with your non-dominant hand. Make mistakes. Laugh.
Indulge your Inner Artist on an "artist's date". This popular concept from Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way" invites you to spend a couple of hours each week on an activity that feeds your creativity. Some examples:
Noodle - Play around on your instrument, with your art supplies or with new uses of words.
Doodle - On your sketchpad, on your wall or on the sidewalk.
Google - Get lost on the Internet, feeding your interests and creativity by seeing what's "out there". And what else is out there??
In other words, consciously spend time on creative pursuits that may not result in a product or well-defined outcome. Give yourself permission to TRY something and stay with it (or not, depending on how the mood strikes you), without knowing how it will turn out.
(c) Copyright 2005, Linda Dessau.
Linda Dessau, the Self-Care Coach, helps artists enhance their creativity by addressing their unique self-care issues. Feel like your creativity is blocked? Sign-up for your complimentary copy of the popular e-course, "Roadblocks to Creativity" by visiting http://www.genuinecoaching.com
Managers who listen boost staff creativity, study says Medical Xpress
Managers who listen attentively could boost their team members' creativity, suggests a new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and King's Business ...
Mood Boards Can Help Unlock Creativity—Here’s How to Make Your Own Artsy
A mood board can be a low-stakes creative project that requires little time and few supplies. It can help you start a new project or deal with creative block.
Brits 2019: we need female creativity for British music to stay relevant The Guardian
It was bracing to have my comments about misogyny in music read out on stage by the 1975 – but the British industry needs actions, not words, if it is to let ...
Juried Art Exhibition showcases Black creativity in Chicago Rolling Out
The Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition is on display through Feb. 24, 2019, at the Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibition showcases over 100 ...
Keys to Creativity gallery will close in March City Pulse
The nonprofit charity gallery in the Lansing Mall offering local artist exhibits and community driven art classes will close after four years in business.,Arts and ...
The Cognitive Balancing Act of Creativity Psychology Today
A new study suggests that creativity means soaring while we're still attached to the ground.
12 Tips to Bring Creativity in Logo Designs Thrive Global
Logo designing can be overwhelming. However, if you think it is a simple task, you need to think again. There is much more in creating a perfect logo than just ...
Using art in assessments can lead to more creativity, individuality among students Education Dive
In her English classroom, Hawaii middle school teacher Jill Fletcher uses a form of assessment called a one-pager, in which students can show what they've ...
'Creativity in the Digital Age' workshop set at Biltmore Park site - Western Carolina University News
'Creativity in the Digital Age' workshop set at Biltmore Park site Western Carolina University News
Western Carolina University's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a “Creativity in the Digital Age” workshop from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. ...
How to Unlock Your Team's Creativity HBR.org Daily
As a leadership coach, I never miss an opportunity to ask senior-level executives what they see as critical for people and organizations to succeed in today's ...
Internet creativity is good for American jobs and the economy | TheHill The Hill
Before musicians and writers often had to live in cities like New York or Los Angeles in order to make it.
Misbehaving: being clever and wicked is a form of creativity Big Think
Suppose you forgot it was your partner's birthday, but you know that they would appreciate the smallest of gestures, say a bouquet. It's late at night and no florists ...
Duluth Children's Museum Gets Crazy for Creativity for Winter Break FOX 21 Online
DULUTH, Minn.- Entertaining the kids during winter break can be challenging, but the Duluth Children's Museum has some programs to get your kids out.
Burritt on the Mountain wants to help you discover your creativity during their Folk School workshops - WHNT News 19
Burritt on the Mountain wants to help you discover your creativity during their Folk School workshops WHNT News 19
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Need a break after Spring Break? Join Burritt on the Mountain for a day of Folk School workshops. The next workshop dates are March 30 ...
Lane Moore explains channeling heartache into creativity Fast Company
On this Valentine's Day, here's what comedian, author, and musician Lane Moore has to say about turning romance gone wrong into art done right.
General-purpose computers are terrible for creativity [Opinion] Cult of Mac
Computers are terrible for making music, taking photos, drawing and painting. They're just not well-suited to the job, and works, your creative options are limited ...
Becoming A CAS Organization: Entropy As The Doorway To Creativity Forbes
One of the most difficult problems to solve is that of maintaining creativity as an organization scales. It is easier for things to go wrong.
Neuroscientist And Novelist Put Creativity Under A Microscope Wisconsin Public Radio News
Is there a science of creativity, one that can answer that vexing question? That moment of creation, when something new happens — a new character, or a third ...
10 Free Online Courses to Help Jumpstart Your Creativity Artsy
From biohacking the brain to learning the importance of play, these creative online courses aim to help boost cognitive function and increase creativity.
Flux screening series promotes creativity by straying from traditional video art Daily Bruin
The Flux screening series has been the source of creative collaborations and romantic relationships alike. Flux, an organization that curates film and art festivals, ...
How Creativity Can Drive Real Change: IN2Summit MENA The Holmes Report
DUBAI — Combining creative communications with purpose can drive real change within business and society, according to speakers at the second Holmes ...
Super Bowl Stardom Requires an Endless Well of Creativity and an Understanding of What You’re Getting Yourself Into - Adweek
Super Bowl Stardom Requires an Endless Well of Creativity and an Understanding of What You’re Getting Yourself Into Adweek
The Super Bowl is one of advertising's favorite holidays. And with all the teaser videos and images floating around and every other brand saying they will or ...
5 Short Podcasts to Boost Your Creativity and Success Thrive Global
These podcasts will give you a quick burst of inspiration and brighten your day in 10 minutes or less.
Montréal's Creativity and Winter Charm are in the Spotlight and Looking to Draw More Tourists - Canada NewsWire
Montréal's Creativity and Winter Charm are in the Spotlight and Looking to Draw More Tourists Canada NewsWire
The Government of Canada supports the 20th annual MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival MONTRÉAL, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Our government is committed to ...
Philosopher: AI Can Never Create True Art Futurism
Sean Dorrance Kelly, philosophy professor at Harvard, argues that artificial intelligence can never achieve true human creativity.
Executive Coach Michael O. Cooper Delivers Innovation Address on Fostering Creativity - Interior Design
Executive Coach Michael O. Cooper Delivers Innovation Address on Fostering Creativity Interior Design
It's no secret that creativity is the key to continued innovation in the design industry. According to executive coach and Innovators + Influencers founder Michael ...
Dr Blossom Kochhar, a muse for Zoya, on how she brings creativity and beauty together - Economic Times
Dr Blossom Kochhar, a muse for Zoya, on how she brings creativity and beauty together Economic Times
Zoya from the house of Tata celebrates 'Finely Crafted Journeys with the founder of Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies.
Opinion: Atlanta needs more spaces for play and creativity Atlanta Journal Constitution
Two arts advocates say Atlanta and other cities must think of ways to provide more spaces for play and creativity to help families deal with toxic stress.
#AdAgeElectionWatch: Significance of craft and creativity in political advertising, especially in GE 2019 - AdAge India
#AdAgeElectionWatch: Significance of craft and creativity in political advertising, especially in GE 2019 AdAge India
I am sure all of you remember these ads being run on our TV screens on our one and only Doordarshan. These public *service* advertisements were released by ...
Who says Singapore talents don't push the creativity envelope? The Business Times
WHO says Singapore can't produce cutting-edge talent? Just check out this bunch: John Lim, an avant garde floral designer who's now sought after by high ...
Sparking Creativity: What It Takes To Make Magic Happen Forbes
In the first article of a new series, we explore creativity & innovation in business, digging into the how-to of making the magic happen. New products and ...
A philosopher argues that an AI can’t be an artist MIT Technology Review
Creativity is, and always will be, a human endeavor.
5 ways to channel your creativity this year Popular Science
The start of a New Year is a good time to try something new. If you have always wanted to improve your photography or dreamed about working as a graphic ...
A new sense of commerce for creativity - the times they are a changin' The Drum
“The times they are a changin',” so sings Bob Dylan on my somewhat whimsical afternoon playlist. And for our industry, indeed they are. In my mind, there are ...
Creativity flourishes when the arts come to town Times Herald-Record
In full swing to "create, connect and inspire," the Orange County Arts Council winds up February - and kicks off March - with a packed calendar of events, aimed ...
Creativity deficit Jamaica Observer
Over the years the private sector as well as the public sector have complained about the ...
Creativity for a cause at 10th Annual Recycled Fashion Show: See photos NOLA.com
Rock 'n' Bowl was the venue for the 10th Annual Recycled Fashion Show on Sunday (Feb. 10). Presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust and Entergy, ...
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios - A hub for creativity in the capital hotpress.com
Bang in the centre of Dublin, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is a thriving hub for creativity in the capital. And the public can get involved...
Investing in creativity NRF News
Jo Malone is an English “scent maverick” responsible for creating some of the world's most loved fragrances. After selling one extremely successful business to ...
Jennifer Rubin: A deal on the border takes creativity The Times
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has left no doubt she won't put money in the funding bill under negotiation for the "wall." She humorously suggested we ...
Beyond trends and talent: how to master the four laws of creativity for business success - YourStory.com
Beyond trends and talent: how to master the four laws of creativity for business success YourStory.com
Consumption, imitation, creative communities, and iteration are the four laws of creative success, as explained in this insightful new book.
Mural artists inspire creativity at Bush Elementary Midland Reporter-Telegram
George Bush Elementary welcomed two mural artists into its school near the end of last semester — with hopes of inspiring creativity and telling a story that will ...
MSI's Black Creativity program celebrates African American innovation WLS-TV
The Museum of Science and Industry is celebrating Black History Month in a creative fashion.
How the Lee Clow Talent Tree Spreads Far and Wide in Advertising and Creativity Adweek
The “coaching tree” is a familiar phenomenon in football. Much like a family tree, some of the most successful coaches in the sport can trace their lineage back to ...
VIDEO | Creativity And The New Human Capital Equation Fast Company
Tim Brown of IDEO, Francine Katsoudas of Cisco, Niels B. Christiansen of The Lego Group and C Vijayakumar of HCL join Stephanie Mehta in Davos for a ...
Open Door for Creativity Is Secret to Pathways Arts Success - The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
Open Door for Creativity Is Secret to Pathways Arts Success The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
This year marks the 10th season for Pathways Arts, a nonprofit, off-season, up-Island staple for the Vineyard's artistic community. Since January of 2013, ...
'Musical Instruments, Sound, Perception and Creativity' Princeton University
In this interdisciplinary course, professors pull from a variety of musical and scientific disciplines to teach students about instruments and the sounds they ...
Nurturing creativity Deccan Chronicle
French-Italian artiste Margherita Marincola conducts a theatre workshop alongside Kochi-Muziris Biennale.
Calvin & Hobbes, Marilyn and creativity Springfield News-Leader
Previously in this space, we had some fun recalling an anecdote involving one of Marilyn vos Savant's long-ago columns and connecting it to one of her very ...
Adobe's chief product officer on creativity versus automation Fast Company
Let's face it, the robots are coming for our jobs. Artificial intelligence expert Kai-Fu Lee writes in his recent book AI Superpowers that as many as 40% of ...
‘Gust’ of creativity in Discovery Green interactive exhibit Houston Chronicle
In the final weeks of “Gust,” the public art installation at Discovery Green made of 1600 twirling, handmade pinwheels, organizers have turned their attention to ...
Creativity binds teachers' stories Alexandria Echo Press
The creativity of two teachers at Alexandria Area High School has led them down separate paths. While Kallie Grote and Jessica Chipman have taken different ...
From Cisco to Lego: The secrets to unlocking organizational creativity Fast Company
In Davos, Switzerland, four business leaders discussed the need for creativity in today's changing work environment.
An Inclusive Celebration of Authentic Art and Creativity: See the New Vision at Villanova - Villanovan
An Inclusive Celebration of Authentic Art and Creativity: See the New Vision at Villanova Villanovan
It all started over a game of pool in the Cyber Lounge. Abby Rivoir '20 was frustrated about the lack of platforms available on campus for sharing her art. Rivoir.
Japan-South Korea Tensions Spur the Need for Courage and Creativity Council on Foreign Relations
This post is co-authored with Brad Glosserman, deputy director of and visiting professor at the Tama University Center for rule making strategies and…
TimeSlips seeks to improve memory, creativity | Local News messenger-inquirer
The Daviess County Public Library and Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County are partnering next month to offer storytelling workshops ...
UNC professor and folklorist William Ferris creates a portrait of rural creativity - Raleigh News & Observer
UNC professor and folklorist William Ferris creates a portrait of rural creativity Raleigh News & Observer
William Ferris' “Voices of Mississippi” is nominated for this year's Grammy for Best Historical Album.
Black Creativity Program Returns to Museum of Science and Industry WTTW News
For the 49th consecutive year, the Museum of Science of Industry hosts its Black Creativity program, a celebration of achievements by African-American artists ...
Wesleyan University Expands Hamilton Prize for Creativity Playbill.com
Wesleyan University will expand opportunities for incoming students for its Hamilton Prize for Creativity, which was established in 2016–2017 academic year in ...
Review: Sheer creativity of Stomp keeps it fresh nearly 30 years after inception Sacramento Bee
Review: Stomp is now showing at the Sacramento Community Center Theater — but does it live up to the hype?
Kyle Van Noy bashes Rams for lack of creativity in SBLIII Patriots Wire
Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy bashes the Rams for their lack of creativity in Super Bowl LIII.
Creativity and ADHD: The Toxic Impact of Stifling Your Creative Mind ADDitude
Creativity and ADHD often go hand in hand, but did you know that suppressing your creative mind might actually make your ADHD symptoms worse and lead to ...
AWS hackathon seeks to foster creativity and innovation across Southeast Asia Networks Asia
The AWS Hackdays 2019: Hack for Good will be conducted online across six Southeast Asian countries.
From puppets to fairy tales, San Millans fueled by creativity in life and work - Poughkeepsie Journal
From puppets to fairy tales, San Millans fueled by creativity in life and work Poughkeepsie Journal
Andres and Marguerite San Millan brought their talents to the Hudson Valley 30 years ago to inspire creativity in the area's youth.
Ariana Grande Skipping Grammys Because Producer ‘Stifled’ Her Creativity Rolling Stone
Whether or not Ariana Grande wins any Grammy Awards this weekend, she won't be there to personally collect them. Grande said that she's skipping the event ...
Four students' passion for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship lead to outstanding honor - UAB News
Four students' passion for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship lead to outstanding honor UAB News
In the fall of 2018, 358 students from 96 higher education institutions in 16 countries were named University Innovation fellows — a prestigious honor that ...
'Creativity Conference' Scheduled for March 29-31 Sarasota
The Florida Creativity Conference is presented by the Florida Creativity Alliance, Inc., the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Florida Studio ...
Logan Police using a bit of creativity to fight crime ABC6OnYourSide.com
Logan police have come up with a unique way to track down drug dealers. A questionnaire urging drug dealers to turn in the competition. It's getting a lot of ...
Jimi Hendrix Exhibit Reveals Early Sparks of Creativity Seattlemag
His early drawings reveal a bent toward psychedelia (and a love for Husky football)
Sandy Springs reno with indoor pool set for entertaining, creativity Atlanta Journal Constitution
Aaron Rosenhaft and his daughter, Samara, were out selling Girl Scout cookies when they stumbled across what would become their family's next home.
Sam Julka: Five mistakes that can stifle creativity in the workplace - Indianapolis Business Journal
Sam Julka: Five mistakes that can stifle creativity in the workplace Indianapolis Business Journal
Creativity can be a slippery word. Often we hear people say, “I'm not creative” or “I know a gal that is so creative.” We label people creative or not, acting like it's ...
The One Club Partners With OUTFRONT To Honor Excellence In Out-of Home For The One Show 2019 - SHOOT Online
The One Club Partners With OUTFRONT To Honor Excellence In Out-of Home For The One Show 2019 SHOOT Online
In a reflection of the tremendous creative opportunities now possible in today's outdoor ad market, The One Club for Creativity announced a partnership with ...
Rome's MAXXI dedicates 2019 to Italian creativity Wanted in Rome
Rome's Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, known as MAXXI, has announced a packed exhibition programme for 2019, with a particular focus on Italian ...
Locking in solo project: Max Lockwood showcases creativity, vulnerability on pop-hued album - Traverse City Record Eagle
Locking in solo project: Max Lockwood showcases creativity, vulnerability on pop-hued album Traverse City Record Eagle
GRAND RAPIDS — A lot has transpired in the five years since Max Lockwood assembled some pals to record his first solo album, “Outrider,” which served as an ...
Wesleyan University to expand Hamilton Prize for Creativity to other work Middletown Press
MIDDLETOWN — Wesleyan University will expand opportunities for incoming students under its Hamilton Prize for Creativity. The program was established in ...
The DMA's Newest Exhibit Tracks the Resiliency and Creativity of Women Artists D Magazine
It's funny to think that, despite thousands of years of being depicted au naturel, women themselves were generally not allowed access to study the live form until ...
Tickets now available to hear Google's brand expert talk creativity CU Boulder Today
Get tickets to hear Abigail Posner, head of strategy for Google's Brand Unit, talk March 5 about using creativity to grow personally and professionally.
Watch Point Blank’s Tips for Instant Creativity in Ableton Using Max for Live Magnetic Magazine
At the end of last year, Point Blank were joined by Ableton certified trainer and producer Marcello Ruggiu, for an exclusive masterclass in partnership with ...
Video: How to invite player creativity through game mechanics Gamasutra
At GDC 2017 game designer Holly Gramazio shares a dozen different ways games can encourage player creativity, as well as some guidance on how to make.
Clemson CollabFest celebrates creativity with keynote from SwissMiss designer Tina Roth Eisenberg - Clemson Newsstand
Clemson CollabFest celebrates creativity with keynote from SwissMiss designer Tina Roth Eisenberg Clemson Newsstand
From Wednesday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 2, the CollabFest at Clemson University will celebrate creativity with a slate of art, film, technology and food ...
Carl Grundstrom Brings Speed and Creativity to the LA Kings Offense NHL.com
"I think I've got a good opportunity here," Grundstrom said as he took to the ice for his first practice as a member of the LA Kings organization.
VOICES : Visibility, Orientation, Identity, Creativity, Environment, & Spaces. News from Tulane
This year the theme of the symposium is VOICES: Visibility, Orientation, Identity, Creativity, Environment, & Spaces. We hope to engage with themes around the ...
Bethel College explores the obsessive side of creativity in 'God of My Own World' - South Bend Tribune
Bethel College explores the obsessive side of creativity in 'God of My Own World' South Bend Tribune
Written by 2018 alumnus Wesley Lantz, the play receives its world premiere Friday at Middleton Science Hall.
Review: The Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint and Think by Marcus du Sautoy — robots aren't Rembrandts... yet - The Times
Review: The Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint and Think by Marcus du Sautoy — robots aren't Rembrandts... yet The Times
A friend recently played me some strange, looping, aimless songs he found on Spotify, by a band that appears not to exist. Another friend gave me a collection of ...
Chandon California Winemaker Pauline Lhote On Women In Wine, Creativity And Bubbles Forbes
Chandon California winemaker Pauline Lhote believes that "mentorship is our responsibility." It's a headline theme in her recent profile as a recognized ...
Boost your creativity with slow thinking Softonic
The prevailing theory in today's world is that creativity is a collaborative effort. We value extroversion, spit-balling, and 24/7 connectivity. We're expected to be ...
Edelman's 'earned creative' strategy is noble, but does it work? PRWeek
Edelman's strategy to add 600 creatives and planners globally hit a crescendo with the high-profile appointment of Leo Burnett's North America chief creative ...
Arsenal: All hail Sead Kolasinac, vanquisher of nightmares FanSided
Arsenal should not be having problems in the creativity department, but they are, and without Sead Kolasinac, this season would be far more nightmarish.
Weekly book study seeks to boost artists’ creativity West Orange Times & Windermere Observer
Joy Wolff will be leading a 12-week book study of “The Artist's Way” by Julia Cameron at the Oakland Manor House beginning Jan. 28.
Art & Soul shows the power of creativity in the Heart of Detroit WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Paint brushes, crayons, pencils and paper, one organization is using all of theses supplies to change lives in the Heart of Detroit. Art & Soul artist Twiana Odom ...
KIND's Leaders Share How Their Differences Fueled The Healthy Snack Company's Success Forbes
This is a different kind of article, which shares insights directly from the Founder and CEO and the President of one of the world's most beloved brands: KIND.
Look Out, Colonel Sanders: Burger King Is Calling Itself the KFG, ‘King of Flame Grilling’ Adweek
With Burger King so often setting its sights on rival McDonald's, other brands might have been lulled into a false sense of complacency. But never sleep on the ...
Ospreys 0-8 Ulster: Lack of creativity highlighted as Welsh region fail to score point in PRO14 encounter - WalesOnline
Ospreys 0-8 Ulster: Lack of creativity highlighted as Welsh region fail to score point in PRO14 encounter WalesOnline
The Ospreys couldn't have any complaints following a lack-lustre display at Bridgend's Morganstone Brewery Field.
Engineering Days spark creativity and curiosity in local kids week.com
Kids young, old and young-at-heart got to build the future (in many cases, literally) Sunday at the Riverfront Museum. Hundreds converged on downtown.
Anolon Advanced Indigo sparks creativity for the home cook FanSided
Anolon Advanced Indigo became the fifth color in the brand's cookware collection. Can this color bring a spark creativity to your cooking ability?
Nurturing creativity in young artists Millennium Post
Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the exhibition in the presence of Smriti Irani.
The Top 5 most creative Super Bowl commercials | Special: Creativity Top 5 AdAge.com
Game night was unremarkable in terms of creative breakthroughs. But there were some ideas that leapt out.
ASMR Marketing Is Officially Dead After This Soothing 4-Minute Clip About Shaving Your Balls - Adweek
ASMR Marketing Is Officially Dead After This Soothing 4-Minute Clip About Shaving Your Balls Adweek
“Remember, no two balls are the same.” Such lines, whispered ASMR-style by a nerdy dude in a shower, punctuate 72andSunny Amsterdam's surprisingly ...
Erin Matts Becomes CEO Of Hearts & Science AdExchanger
Another executive with a data and technology background is taking a big leadership role at Omnicom. Erin Matts, former North American CEO of Annalect, was ...
Exoplanets Brought to Life Using Scientific Data and Creativity Big Island Now
The year-long project brings 12 exoplanets to life in stunning detail through photo-realistic imagery.
Analysis of The Monkeys Paw by W. W. Jacobs: A Study in Lateral Thinking
I first read The Monkey's Paw as a youngster in Junior High School. I was touched by how an elderly couple received the gift that everyone would want, three wishes, and how the gift turned into a curse.
Are You Creative?
Have you ever heard the saying, "The harder I work, the luckier I get?" Guess what? That's the way it is with creative inspiration too.Don't Wait For Creative InspirationGraham Green, the famous English writer, attributes much of his success to a simple habit: He forced himself to write at least 500 words daily, whether he felt like it or not.
The Elements of Creativity: What-ifs?
What if there is no toilet paper and I am halfway through doing the "do"?What if one of my team members decides to leave the project halfway and he happens to be the most knowledgeable guy there?What if I turn colour blind, how should I adapt to the environment?What-if, what-if and more what-ifs?The technique of asking What-ifs provokes an individual to think and to produce something new. At times, in order to find original solutions to old problems, one must take the leap of faith and ask 'crazy' and imaginative questions to get us out of the rut of stale, conformist routine.
Art of Creation with Attention
Attention is the greatest creative power in the world. If you command your attention, you command your creation/life.
Unleash Your Creativity and Think Your Way Out of the Box
The brain is a strange organ. It works in ways we don't yet understand and manages to create everything we see.
Creativity: The Key To Getting More Done In Less Time
If your to-do list seems as long at the end of the day as it did at the start (or worse yet, longer!) then you could definitely use an injection of creativity in your work day.Here are five simple ways of using your creativity to improve the quality of your day:1) Stop banging your head against the wall -- A good chunk of the time people waste in a day is due to stressing over the same problems that face them day after day.
Creativity Stereotypes - Are They Holding You Back?
Here's a quick quiz:1) When I see a see a sunrise, I'm moved to:A. Compose a poem.
Top Five Journal Exercises
Keeping a journal is a form of creative expression that enhances the creativity coaching process. Keeping a journal develops emotional awareness, reinforces self-esteem and aids in problem-solving.
How You Can Improve Your Creativity - What You Need to Know
Would you like to enhance your creativity? Do you think that increased creativity is something that would improve your life?Before you answer yes or no to that question, take some time to explore what the word "creativity" means to you.If you think that creativity is something that you only need if you're an artist, while you happen to be a middle-manager in a corporation, you may decide that increased creativity is not really important to you.
BRAINSTORMING: The basic tool used in generating many possible solutions to a problem is brainstorming. To use the brainstorming process effectively requires following a prescribed set of rules very closely.
Should You Quit Your Job for Your Dream?
The next time you're moodily sitting in your office, wishing you were living your dream instead, answer the following questions? or answer them now! They'll give you a sense of whether or not now's the time to make the break.My job is making me crazy; so crazy I'd do anything to quit.
Riches Through Creative Thinking!
When solving problems after you have exhausted the normal means of coming up with the solution, think in terms of unorthodox methods. Vary your thinking and try to solve the problems by creating something completely new and irrelevant.
Creating Reality - Discovering the Magician Within
We all create our own reality each and every day, whether we are aware of the power that we possess or not. We all have a built-in mechanism that runs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three-hundred-sixty-five days a year, non-stop.
Creativity, Innovation, and Market Performance
Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined as idea selection, development and commercialisation.There are other useful definitions in this field, for example, creativity can be defined as consisting of a number of ideas, a number of diverse ideas and a number of novel ideas.
Learn A Life Skill TODAY!
Did you ever watch your grandma knitting?Wasn't it boring? Didn't it seem to take forever?Most of us live life in the fast lane.Who needs to buy balls of yarn, search for patterns and spend - heaven forbid - the next three months making a jumper, when we can buy one in the high street for next to nothing.
Self-Care for Creative Artists: 10 Reasons To Care About It
1. To be more comfortable in performance situations - performance anxiety usually stems from a variety of causes - physical, mental and emotional.
Becoming Radiant: Boost Your Teams Creativity with Mind Mapping
I don't take notes anymore. Instead, I create one wildly colorful, creative and inspiring page whenever I need to make a decision, prepare a presentation, or plan an event.
Rejuvenate & Re-Fuel Your Inner Drive
I believe that as solo-entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives we all need a pat on the back. Give yourself commendation.
Sharing Our Creative Work with Others
In my "Roadblocks to Creativity" e-course, I ask the question:"What's your first thought if someone hesitates before giving you their opinion about your creative project?"One artist wrote: "When some one hesitates before giving their opinion of my work, I think it is going to be negative; I recently showed some work to my boss and her criticism was so harsh that I now won't show her anything, but the worse part is--it made me even more conscious of showing my work to others as well. She was going through some hard stuff at the time, so my timing was way off.
Charge Your Imagination (1)
"The challenges are not in the marketplace. They are in the mind".
|home | site map | Ocean Art|