Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Creative Intentions for the New Year

As this year winds down, I've started thinking about my intentions for the New Year. Like most years, my intentions in 2010 center around bringing more creativity into my life. But like a lot of ideas, intentions don't mean much unless you have a plan to back them up.

That's why I've signed up for the Creative Every Day Challenge. This challenge allows you to do as much or as little as you like, expressing your own personal creativity. The fun part is that each month has a theme to inspire you, plus there are ways to connect (via Twitter, Flickr, Blogs) with others also completing the challenge, so you feel supported.

In addition to the challenge, I'll also be writing my new columns for Creative Perch - another way to keep me motivated to pursue my intentions! I'll be following The Creativity Book: A Year's Worth of Inspiration and Guidance and encourage you to join me.
  • What are your creative intentions for the new year?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Benefits of Being Everyday Creative

One of my everyday creative habits involves checking out the magazine rack at my local library. Quite frequently, you will find me there picking up magazines that catch my eye, especially magazines I would not normally read.

This weekend, intrigued by the cover story Everyday Creative, I stumbled upon the latest issue of Psychology Today. The article begins by debunking, probably, the number one myth of creativity and that is that if you are not a creative genius then you are simply not creative and have no hope of ever being creative.

Instead, the article focuses on the fact that too many people fall for that myth and don't even see all the creative potential and successes in their own life.