Have you tried it? 🙂
Consistent with research I did with fellow PT blogger Scott Barry Kaufman, Fiore illustrates that if it takes ten years or so to make a professional contribution to a field, it takes about ten more years to make a truly outstanding mark.
What does this mean? It takes time to become an “expert” in a field and even longer to reach a level of “greatness.” It’s okay to not be a superstar yet.
In a brief speech, he articulated nearly everything I know about how to encourage creativity:
When I was nine and I asked my dad, “Can I have your movie camera? That old, wind-up 8 millimeter camera that was in your drawer?” And he goes, “Sure, take it.” And I took it and I started making movies with it and I started being as creative as I could, and never once in my life did my parents ever say, “What you’re doing is a waste of time.” Never. And I grew up, I had teachers, I had colleagues, I had people that I worked with all through my life who always told me what you’re doing is not a waste of time. So that was normal to me that it was OK to do that. I know there are kids out there that don’t have that support system so if you’re out there and you’re listening, listen to me: If you want to be creative, get out there and do it. It’s not a waste of time. Do it. OK? Thank you.
Yes! How do we nurture creativity? We allow mini-c (the initial creativity inherent in the learning process) flourish. We allow an environment to be psychologically “safe” from judgment and discouragement. We encourage people to pursue what they love.
A few months back, after having seen many ‘colouring books’ claiming to have healing powers and calming the mind, I decided to create my own colouring book in the form of a diary. Here is the result. Naturally, I have not included all the entries – some ended up being very personal!
I can’t even start explaining the sheer pleasure of creating these images. They capture my days, my feelings and thoughts and at the same time they gave me enormous pleasure of colouring my own designs.
I cannot emphasize enought the healing power of art!
Why don’t you give it a try (and share it with me!)
The drawings are all under copyright! Spirit'n Art Delightful Creations
with English subtitles
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Elizabeth Gilbert shares 11 ways to think smartly about creativity.
Creativity is a tricky word. Consultants peddle it, brands promise it, we all strive for it, often without really knowing quite what “it” really is. Put simply, there’s a lot of snake oil around creativity. But now here’s author Elizabeth Gilbert (TED Talk, Your elusive creative genius) to cut through the guff with her distinctly refreshing take on the topic. For her, we’re all creative souls already, we just need to figure out how to harness inspiration and unleash the creative spirit within. Here, she shares her best pieces of advice for living a meaningfully creative life.
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RUBBLE KINGS (2010)
Documenting gang violence in the 1970s in The Bronx, New York City, Shan Nicholson vividly captures how a band of young residents brought peace to the gang-ruled streets. A story that is widely unknown, it is an incredible one, of how, in such a tough time in history, a few courageous people helped to transform gang culture in New York by introducing hip-hop.