Nature is the supreme creator. Her creative output is limitless. She creates an infinite variety of species, all of whom are interconnected. Each one has their part to play. Nature is resourceful. She recycles everything she produces, and wastes nothing. No refuse collection is necessary with Nature; everything will decompose and return to its raw, … Continue reading Nature is the supreme creator
A shortlist of creative thinking tools must include the work of Edward de Bono. Dr Edward de Bono has written many books on productive thinking. He is responsible for coining the term ‘lateral thinking’. Lateral thinking allows your creativity to sidestep the impossible, into new realms of potential. One if his best known lateral thinking … Continue reading Tools for provoking the imagination – 2
Did you make a career out of doing what you love, but now find that you’ve lost that original passion? Has it become more about making money than loving what you do? Todd Henry from The Accidental Creative suggests that commerce may cause a conflict between creating for others and creating for yourself. In Henry’s … Continue reading Creative but bored?
Which are the best tools for provoking the imagination? New creative links can be made by drawing new comparisons or building metaphors. Random word pairs can be useful, especially if focused around project keywords. This can help refocus a project or even stimulate new ideas. Try writing a topic statement, e.g. “We want to develop … Continue reading Tools for provoking the imagination – 1
What are the similarities between meditation and creative thinking? Fundamentally, both meditation and creative thinking comprise two things: observing thinking and directing attention. Observing thinking or ‘metacognition’ trains us to notice our thinking patterns. We can see how our minds responds to different events and highlight our cognitive habits and conditioned responses. This practice can … Continue reading Meditation and creative thinking