Sunday, 10 March 2013

Creative Date for March

In order to be creative you need to take in creative ideas.  You use your senses to take in art, music, nature and other creative ventures and then your brain processes them and out of this your own creativity pours forth.  Add in a bit of imagination and you have your piece of creativity.

A dictionary definition is     
cre·a·tiv·i·ty    [kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-]    noun
1.   the state or quality of being creative 
2.   the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts.
3.   the process by which one utilizes creative ability:  Extensive reading stimulated his creativity.

Here David Kelley talks about how to build your creative confidence.

Creative Dates
Julia Cameron in The Artists Way suggested the idea of making time for a regular creative date.   This idea is also picked up by Matt Tommey in Unlocking the Heart of the Artist.   

I am suggesting that we should each make time for a creative date each month.  Ideally we will go out.  Go to a local museum, a local art gallery, go for a walk!  Whatever idea you have that will feed your creativity.

However sometimes it's not possible to physically visit those places.  So here's my idea for March.  Click on this video link and watch the video on YouTube.

Then click on one of the video links on the right hand side of the YouTube screen.  When you've watched that video, click another one of the video links on the right hand side of that YouTube screen.  Keep repeating this for as long as you wish.  Make notes of things that inspire you.  Make a list of the links to the videos you went to and share them with the rest of us.

Of course surfing YouTube videos can use up time like nothing else can.  So you may want to set yourself a time limit - say an hour - or a number limit of videos - say 6.  Choose what suits you best and 
have fun!