Wednesday, September 11, 2013

How Are YOU Creative?

It’s a myth that only specific and special people are creative. Everyone is born with tremendous capacities for creativity and the trick is to develop these capacities. A first step is to understand that there is an intimate relationship between creativity and intelligence. In fact, according to Faith Ringgold, acclaimed artist and creator of painted story quilts, think of intelligence and creativity as blood relatives. You can't be creative without acting intelligently; and the highest form of intelligence is to think creatively. You can be creative at anything at all--anything that involves your intelligence. So, perhaps as with intelligence, the question is, “How are you creative?” Have you even thought much about that? Maybe you were told in childhood that you were not creative. Well, it’s time to think again!

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