1. The use of the imagination or original ideas. (The Oxford Dictionary), 2. The ability to create. (Merriam-Webster), 3. The state or quality of being creative. (Dictionary.com)
Let’s take it one step further:
“Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others.”
(CSUN.edu article, originally from Human Motivation, 3rd ed., by Robert E. Franken, page 396.)
What is your definition of creativity? Is it someone who is crafty? Someone who paints, draws or does some form of art? When we asked people what they thought it meant to be creative, the majority of answers surrounded these things.
Here at The Novel Turtle, we want to expand your ideas about creativity. We want to show that everyone is creative in their own way. We have seen so many people, who think they aren’t creative, who come up with very creative ideas to solve a problem. Your creativity may not lie in the box of traditional arts and crafts.
We hope you will join us. Each week there will be a new post about how you can find creativity in every day. We will give you different ideas that you can incorporate and try throughout the week, to show you just how creative you can be. Some things are designed just to make you smile. Others are to help you get your creative juices flowing. These little projects and ideas will be simple things that you can do anywhere, with no money invested (unless you want to). We want these ideas to be accessible to anyone who wants to try them. Once you read the post, you may even put your own creative spin on the idea.
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We will also be doing Q&A sessions with creative people we meet in the world. We’ll link to other websites, YouTube videos, etc. to help you get even more ideas.
See the books that we’re currently reading. When we read books that we really like we’ll post them on the website so that you can get new ideas about what to read.
Once you get those creative juices flowing you will start to see how that spills over into the rest of your life. You may find a new solution to a problem you’ve been having at work or home. You may find that this opens up a new way of communicating with people, to better get your ideas across. Some of these things will help you become more aware of yourself and your surroundings. Or you may find that these little projects help you to relax and get out of your own head for just a little while each day.
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