( Photos in this post are taken by Nina Tekwani , outfits by formally Fox and Gem, Lolly and Pop Shop, Baby Cubby, Arvo, and Savanna Hill Jewelry.)
Here are ways you are creative and don’t even know it!
- What outfit you put together everyday.
- The shoes you pick with your outfit and accessories!
- Recipes you make.
- The routes you drive.
- How you schedule your day.
- How you parent. We all know a parenting a two year old takes creativity.
- How you decorate your house.
- Everyday problem solving skills. Like that spilled milk, cat lick it up, paper towel, or wash l cloth.
- Emails and texts you write.
- Photos you take of your kids or everyday life.
What type of person do you think about when you hear the word creative?
people. For some it means being imaginative or inventive, taking risks or
challenging convention. For others it is about original thinking or
producing something that nobody has come up with before. Some believe that
the term ‘creativity’ only applies only to those who possess artistic
achievements of extraordinary people such as Mozart, Einstein and Leonardo Da
Vinci, and a good deal of the early research into creativity has focused on the
work of highly creative people or those considered to be geniuses.
perpetuates the myth that creativity is about special people doing special
shows that there is no specific personality type associated with
creativity. It is possible to be creative in any activity that engages our
intelligence because intelligence itself is essentially creative. Creative
processes are rooted in the imagination and our lives are shaped by the ideas
we use to give them meaning. We all have creative capacities but in many
instances we do not know what they are or how to draw on them.”
than you think! What you wore today, the food choices, the angle you took
that photo on your phone, how you arrange the apps on your phone, the way you
dressed your kids, telling your kids stories at night.Your outfit each morning is the first art you make
us how do I cultivate it?
I believe creativity is often accompanied with our emotions and feelings.
Creativity can often be an expression. So if we are willing to know ourselves
and be true to ourselves we can create the best art.
positive and negative emotions were running high. It’s good to accept how feel and let our creativity be an expression.
moods can be creativity killers, they aren’t as universal as positive moods in that sometimes they may spur creative
thinking rather than hinder it.
thinking too funny enough.
your mind wander, Find ways to daydream more.
then yes, you have to start looking at your creative output as work. You have to sit down and
try to produce during the time you’ve set aside for being creative, even if
you’re not feeling inspired.
number of words they must write each day, but they also have almost
superstitious requirements for their writing conditions. The 18th century
German writer Friedrich Schiller, for example, kept rotten apples at his desk
and soaked his feet in a tub of ice water while he wrote!
Green Eggs & Ham after a bet where
he was challenged by his editor to produce an entire book in under 50 different
capacity it is. Make being creative a priority in your day.
must have a constant curiosity. They should be constantly observing and
listening to new ideas. They should be willing to admit that someone else’s
solution might be better. And they should learn the lessons provided by
previous experience both their own and others’.
must lose our fear of being wrong. You can
be the ripest peach in the world and there’s still going to be somebody who
hates peaches.” said Dita Von Teese.
perfection, you’ll never reach it”, said Salvador Dali. Don’t tie your self-worth to your creative output. Your value as a human is defined by so many other
things: how you treat other people, how you treat yourself, how much love you
have for the world, your willingness to be selfless, your ability to do the
If you fail at your creative endeavors, try not to let it affect your
self-esteem. Try to use it as an opportunity to get better.
the output of your creative friends, either. Everyone works at his or her own
pace, and this is only guaranteed to drive you insane, not inspire you.
ability to identify our needs, to plan, to set goals, and to solve our
problems. “The characteristics of a creative person can be used to develop
solutions for seemingly insurmountable obstacles. We can use originality to
overcome opposition. We can develop new ways to help others resolve difficult
situations in their lives”, said Robert D Hales.
of gratitude”, said Richard G. Scott
our daily activities. Creativity can also be used to find solutions to everyday
problems by developing new ways of approaching the problems.
seeing new possibilities. It can also help us problem solve.
educational psychologist at the College of William & Mary, in Virginia, has
spent the past decade poring over the creativity scores of more than 300,000
American K-12 students. The news is not good: “Creativity scores have
significantly decreased since 1990,” she says. Moreover, “creativity
scores for kindergartners through third-graders decreased the most, and those
from the fourth through sixth grades decreased by the next largest
amount.” – CNN.com
depending on your child’s age. Ruthy Horak, a mother of three kids in Allen,
TX, keeps close tabs on how much television her kids watch. “I’ve now had
to put limits on computer time, too,” Horak says. “I’ll give them an
hour — then I’ll make them turn it off and go outside and play.”
says Jung, since it lets the frontal lobes take a much-needed breather.
“Building forts, imaginary friends, mock battles,” Jung suggests.
or visual arts. This is a very limiting definition. There are endless ways of
applying creative reasoning.
independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure & a love of play.”, said Henry Matisse.You
will never influence the world by trying to be like it.
Let me know how you’re creative everyday and I’ll add it to the list. Remember, you’re more creative than you think.