How creative are you? Do you know your creative assets and blind spots? Keep reading for a simple way to discover them. With help from the wonderful Dolly Hopkins, I created a creativity skill set called E.S.C.A.P.E. Each of the letters stands for a different creativity skill. The 'A' stands … [Read more...] about How to get creative – backwards and forwards
I was driving to pick up my hubbie from the airport and listening to Stuart McLean's the Vinyl Cafe on CBC radio. The tunes were great and I was bopping and singing along, a great big grin plastered wide on my face. Stuart was relaying his tales of growing up in Montreal, and, as only he can, … [Read more...] about How do you get creative? Why use a mosha cup of course
Do you have a hard time getting dreams out of your head and into reality? Not sure what to do with inspiration when it hits mid-meeting or at midnight? While you may be able to come up with new ideas, what to do with the pesky, flighty fellows is a whole other matter. Based on a gobsmacking, stop … [Read more...] about 4 simple steps for how to get dreams out of your head & into reality
What are your creative strengths and gaps? Take this 6 question, multiple choice creativity assessment and find out. Oh and if your (un)creative devil is whispering sweet and sour thoughts into your ear like ... "I'm not creative" "I don't have a creative bone in my body" "I don't ____ (fill … [Read more...] about Want to know how you measure up on creativity skills?
The other day my 13 year old nonchalantly took my IPhone and placed it in the radio (see above). What was he doing? Using the radio to play the music off my IPhone. Simple? For him, yes. For me, no. I had banded my thinking, which is a creativity killer. Banded thinking is placing … [Read more...] about What is creativity? Making a radio out of a phone