Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Unleash your creativity!

Today at our Loafer Ladies Writing Club meeting, we talked about fostering creativity. I used an article from Family Fun magazine about children's poet, Jack Prelutsky. His steps to fostering creativity in kids were:
1. Rubbish the rules! (Don't be afraid to take artistic risks)
2. Try something different. (Sing, paint a picture, write a poem, something you don't normally do)
3. Find the extraordinary in the ordinary (Ideas are all around us.)
4. Dive right in! (Go for it. Creating is fun!)

Though the article talked about fostering creativity in kids, I think it applies to us boring grown-ups, too. We all need to get into a childlike frame of mind to be truly creative.

To get your creative juices flowing, play with the Prelutsky Poetry Wheel. Here's a link:
http://familyfun.go.com/games/indoor-outdoor-games/feature/poetry-wheel

Let your imagination run wild.

From President Dieter F. Uchtdorf:

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.

Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty.

Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty—and I am not talking about the process of cleaning the rooms of your teenage children.

3 comments:

tiff said...

thanks for the post. im going to have to try it.

Linz said...

Yes! Rubbish the rules!

I love creating. I wish that I were more creative, so Thank you! This will help me!!!!

Nisa said...

I love that quote! Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents with us!