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Take a Chance and Be Willing to Be Creative!

In the “Grow Creativity!” article, Candace Hackett Shively shares four aspects of creativity: fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. This article had me hooked from the beginning:

The world needs creative thinkers, scientists, engineers, leaders, and contributing workers. yet research repeatedly shows creativity is schooled out of us. 

The Creative Thinking Challenge prompts focus on areas in all of these aspects and use ideas inspired by many different sources.

I would love for you to participate …

  • even if you don’t think you are very creative
  • the point of these prompts is to get the creative juices flowing 
  • even if that only means letting small ideas begin to trickle out

 I find that I get lots of new ideas from looking at the things others have done … and I bet we all interpret the prompts in unique ways.

The best part is that you get to choose how you want to respond to this prompt. And there is no deadline. The next prompt will post on the 1st of the month.

(I post past prompts on the Creative Thinking tab at the top of my blog)

Creative Thinking Challenge Prompt: Be Willing to Get Creative

Creativity doesn’t have to be artistic …

But there are times when it helps to look at the arts and the way artists approach things in order to reveal aspects of creativity …

So for this Creative Thinking Prompt, I am going to share some creative tips found in Mary Todd Allen’s book Celebrate Your Creative Self: more than 25 exercises to unleash the artist within:


So what will you for this prompt?

What do you think of when you read these words?

What are motivated to do?

Have any ideas?

Want to share these words?

I encourage you to take a chance and be willing to be creative!

“Your capacity to create is unlimited!”

~Mary Todd Allen

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