I thought I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. But now that I am grown up, I’ve realized all I really want to do is live life exploring my creativity every damn day. I want to do the things I’ve always loved to do, things I’ve sidelined all my life. And really, if I correct people’s spelling and ask them to raise their hands when they have answers to my questions, then I’ve got the best of both worlds.
We marveled that, like life, sometimes you need to tear things apart and reinvent them in a brand-new way.
How we choose to confront our crush or our bully requires creativity. How we choose to dress ourselves for an interview versus a barbecue requires creativity. How we tell a story versus how we write one requires creativity.
Creativity is about self-expression and problem-solving.
“I would love to be an artist, but I don’t have what it takes,” is how I felt when I was in high school. This story is how I overcame that limiting belief. It wasn’t as hard as you may think.
Does your mind hold the secret to creativity? Is creativity something that can be developed through exercise and discipline? All these questions and more are explored in this article on the mind and creativity.
There are reasons why scientists agree that creative people are happier overall. While this principle may not apply to everyone, overall, it makes a lot of sense. There are a number of reasons why creative people tend to be quicker to crack a smile or tell a joke.
There were periods of time when I would be stuck in a rut. I’m sure that every guitar player has at some point “hit a brick wall”. It’s really frustrating. Some people spend long periods of time playing the same things and not evolving. This can be very demotivating and lead people to enter a long hiatus or, worse, quit playing the instrument with no intention of “getting back on the saddle”. I’m part of the first category and I can give you some tips on how to avoid that darn rut.
We don’t know what the formula for creativity is but we sure can take a stab at it. In this article we explore some of the known ways to being truly original.
From parting with children and the effects of cold coffee, to giving birth and the up-side of napping in class, the conversation began to unfold as I delved deeper into the inner-workings of the artist known as Lailo.
From the prehistoric cave paintings of our Palaeolithic ancestors to the provocative graffiti of contemporary artists like the UK’s elusive ‘Banksy’, art has given people a means by which to escape the often harsh, realities of their everyday lives since time in memoriam.