Creativity Information

Find the Artist Within

Can anyone be an artist? People admiring my work often say, "I could never do that!" I say, "Yes, you can!" Eight years ago, during a very difficult time in my career in finance (Downsizings, layoffs - let's not talk about it, OK?), my company sent me to a development workshop for female executives. I came out of a particularly thought-provoking discussion group and penned the following very prophetic free verse.

Why Do We Need Creativity?

Creativity is central to the management of our individual lives, but in modern times few people are able to access this as a resource. Alan Watts writes in The Wisdom of Insecurity:"We have allowed brain thinking to develop and dominate our lives out of all proportion to 'instinctual wisdom'; which we are allowing to slump into atrophy.

7 Techniques to Supercharge your Creativity and Solve your Problems

Do you ever encounter problems, challenges or obstacles in your business? If you answered 'no,' then you can stop reading and continue to rake in the fortune you must be making. For the rest of us, the answer of course is 'yes.

Telling It Like It Is (Or Can Be)

When you hear, "tell me a story," does your mind suddenly go blank? Don't panic. The good news is, you're already a natural storyteller! Surprised? You shouldn't be.

12 Ways To Boost Your Creativity At Work

As workplaces continue to rightsize and downsize, we all find ourselves doing more with less. How do we stay ahead of the workload while staying sane? The key is to put your creativity to work for you so you can do more with less and shine like never before.

Unlock Your Creative Secret Weapon

It seems like this week a ton of people have been asking me how they can become more creative. I even had one client jokingly accuse me of being in cahoots with the Devil in trade for my creativity.

20 Ways to Keep Your Writing Inspiration and Creativity High

When stressed or blocked it is wise to make a change so thatwe don't stay in that place. Yet, many times we forget someof the simple things that we can do for ourselves, quicklyand easily to bring our inspiration back and increase ourcreativity.

Break An Egg For Creativity

In 1420, the dignitaries of Florence held a competition.They offered the enormous prize of 200 gold florins to the architect whose genius could span the unfinished dome of the Florence Cathedral.

Top Ten Ways To Jump-Start Your Creativity

1 - Take A Tour of the Great OutdoorsConsider a hike in the mountains, a stroll beside the river, a run along the beach, a jog through the park or a walk around the city.2 - Soak Up Your Surroundings like a New SpongeOpen your mind to the unknown and grasp the little details often overlooked in every day life.

Creativity And You

95 percent of what we know about the brain, we have learned in the last 20 years. So, your beliefs about creativity were probably shaped by faulty information.

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.

3 Clever Creative Strategies!

I've got a confession to make..

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.

How To Increase Creativity... Set Deadlines!

Deadlines are something all of us face from time to time. We face deadlines whenever we set even a small goal and commit to accomplish it.

Three Ways Journaling Can Boost Your Creativity and Your Business

I have a friend who has struggled with her creativity for a long time. She's extremely uncomfortable thinking of herself as "creative.

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How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom
KQED (blog)
It combines hands on learning (tinkering) with independent problem solving methodologies. This concept is basically the same as the problem solving-based creative process taught in many design disciplines, like architecture, engineering, and game design.

New York Times

Hong Kong Moves to Refashion Itself as a Global Hub of Creativity
New York Times
A 2007 report commissioned by the Hong Kong Design Center said the city's traditional role as a commercial intermediary was a barrier to fostering creativity and innovation. In 2009, the government established CreateHK, an office dedicated to ...

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The Atlantic

Does Lego no longer promote creativity?
It's an interesting debate, and you often hear the nostalgic ribbing of adults who tend to chime in 'back in my day, you had basic bricks and nothing else, you made whatever you want!' whenever Lego is in the news. It's an easy argument to see - Lego ...
How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them LessThe Atlantic

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Initiatives seek to tap into children's creativity
Fox News Latino
The reasons for this decline in creativity are not entirely clear, according to Mullick, although he said he believes the rigid classroom structure that exists at many schools and the elimination of many non-core activities due to budget constraints ...

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Yahoo Labs' Algorithm Identifies Creativity in 6-Second Vine Videos
MIT Technology Review
The time constraint has had an interesting impact on the creative process: it has forced users to tell their stories in just six seconds. That, in turn, has lead to an entirely new genre of filmmaking that now has its own six second filmmaking category ...

The Guardian

How can the arts ensure it continues to push creative boundaries?
The Guardian
“A core strength of the UK that gives us an edge as a nation is our unique creativity. It is the envy of the world. The creative industries has grown five times the rate of the wider economy and now accounts for one in 18 jobs in the UK. The UK excels ...

Handle the holidays with confidence, creativity
A selection of titles from the Wayne Public Library can help you navigate the holidays with confidence, creativity and aplomb. For the adventurous baker, there's Joy the Baker: Homemade Decadence: Irresistibly Sweet, Salty, Gooey, Sticky, Fluffy ...

MOSAIC brings creativity, art to public spaces
Contact Program Manager Elizabeth Lyons ( or artist-in-residence Alex Rubio ( to volunteer time or make an in-kind donation of time, creativity or art supplies.

Creativity as a Means of Coping With Miscarriage
Huffington Post UK
Amelia's magazine, cult online creative treasure trove, is returning to print for its 10 year anniversary, with an issue called That Which We Do Not understand. It sounds like it's going to be a treat. Is there anyone who isn't interested in things we ...

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

2014-15 Cultivating Creativity Children's Art Exhibition in Mattoon
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
MATTOON -- The traveling exhibition "Cultivating Creativity 2014-15: Consolidated Communications Children's Art Exhibition" continues its year-long tour as it arrives in Mattoon at the Cross County Mall, 700 Broadway Ave. The exhibit will be on view Dec.

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