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
Try this detox from popular media for two weeks and see how you become more authentically inspired. This can help you listen more to your inner voice and less to voices from outside. In those two weeks, you can listen to music, read, see friends, watch films but do not not tune into popular media … Continue reading For authentic inspiration, go on a media diet
What is creativity? Openness Taking risks Idea generation Problem solving Listening to your inner voice Teamwork Vision Empathy with others Being flexible Allowing yourself to fail Immersing yourself Openness to feelings Intuition Willingness to change Persistence Non-conformity Internal locus of control Accepting ambiguity Discovering Having an adventure Curiosity Sense of humour Adapting your skills Thinking … Continue reading What is creativity?
What is the source of creativity? I am in the middle of a week’s workshop in clowning and am being given permission to return to my own creative source. This is something we could all benefit from. But where is this source, and how do we tap it? Didier Danthois’ School of the Sacred Clown … Continue reading The source of creativity