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Being Creative is the ability to create original ideas that produce positive effects. The capacity and ability to think creatively. Make or cause to be or to become. Bring into existence. Imagery. Having a creative outlet is important. Repurpose
Create. Celebrate. Participate. Educate.

Curiosity - Self-Directed Learning

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Fantasy World Imagination is the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses. The ability to form mental images of things or events. The ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems. Imagination is the creative ability to form images, ideas, and sensations in the mind without direct input from the senses, such as seeing or hearing. Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving problems and is fundamental to integrating experience and the learning process.

Figment of your imagination is something imagined or created by your mind. Something that someone believes to be true, but in actual fact does not correspond with reality, and is made up in their mind.

Storytelling - Dramas

Fantasy is something that is imagined but not real. Fantasy are imaginary worlds.

Fantasying can be addictive because you're in control of the fantasy which gives you a perceived power, a kind of power that you don't have in the real world. But this power to control a world that is not real, may keep you from learning how to control a world that is real.

Fantasy (psychology) is a situation imagined by an individual that expresses certain desires or aims on the part of its creator. Fantasies sometimes involve situations that are highly unlikely; or they may be quite realistic. Fantasies can also be sexual in nature. Another, more basic meaning of fantasy is something which is not 'real,' as in perceived explicitly by any of the senses, but exists as an imagined situation of object to subject. In everyday life, individuals often find their thoughts pursue a series of fantasies concerning things they wish they could do or wish they had done...fantasies of control or of sovereign choice...daydreams'.

Fantasy World is a fictional universe created in fiction media, such as literature, film or games. Typical fantasy worlds involve magic or magical abilities, nonexistent technology and sometimes, either a historical or futuristic theme. Some worlds may be a parallel world tenuously connected to Earth via magical portals or items; a fictional Earth set in the remote past or future; or an entirely independent world set in another universe. Many fantasy worlds draw heavily on real world history, geography and sociology, and also on mythology and folklore.

Maladaptive Daydreaming is a condition causes intense daydreaming that distracts a person from their real life. Many times, real-life events trigger day dreams, which include extremely vivid daydreams with their own characters, settings, plots, and other detailed, story-like features. Daydreams can be triggered by real-life events and cause difficulty completing everyday tasks and cause difficulty sleeping at night because of an overwhelming desire to continue daydreaming. Some perform repetitive movements while daydreaming and make facial expressions while daydreaming. Some whisper and talk while daydreaming. Daydreaming can be for lengthy periods of time from many minutes to hours. Experts still aren’t sure what causes maladaptive daydreaming.

Ready Player One? Are you ready to waste your life away living in a fantasy? You know you can't have a fantasy world unless you have a reality that supports it. So you're going to have to do some work in reality if you want to play in a fantasy world. Nothing is for free and everything has a cost. Choose your dreams wisely, but never forget reality, because that is where the real game is played and where fantasies take a backseat to reality so they can watch and learn.

Fantasy Prone Personality is an Overactive Imagination. A disposition or personality trait in which a person experiences a lifelong extensive and deep involvement in fantasy. Movies

Paracosm is a detailed imaginary world. Paracosms are thought generally to originate in childhood and to have one or numerous creators. The creator of a paracosm has a complex and deeply felt relationship with this subjective universe, which may incorporate real-world or imaginary characters and conventions. Commonly having its own geography, history, and language, it is an experience that is often developed during childhood and continues over a long period of time, months or even years, as a sophisticated reality that can last into adulthood.

Depersonalization can consist of a detachment within the self regarding one's mind or body, or being a detached observer of oneself. Subjects feel they have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, less real, or lacking in significance. It can be a disturbing experience.

Imaginary Friend are a psychological and social phenomenon where a friendship or other interpersonal relationship takes place in the imagination rather than external physical reality. Although they may seem very real to their creators, children usually understand that their imaginary friends are not real. (also known as pretend friends or invisible friends).

Inner Monologue - Prayer

Daydream is a short-term detachment from one's immediate surroundings, during which a person's contact with reality is blurred and partially substituted by a visionary fantasy, especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions, imagined as coming to pass, and experienced while awake. Sleeping Dreams

Fiction is literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact.

Surreal is something resembling a dream, characterized by fantastic imagery.

Wish is to Hope for. An expression of some desire or inclination. A want but not necessarily a need. Positive Thinking

Exaggerate is to make something seem more important than it really is. To enlarge something beyond fact or truth. Do something to an excessive degree in order to make something more noticeable than usual. Exaggeration is a representation of something in an excessive manner. Sensationalism.

Thinking Creatively

Self-Reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. The earliest historical records demonstrate the great interest which humanity has had in itself. Human self-reflection is related to the philosophy of consciousness, the topic of awareness, consciousness in general and the philosophy of mind. Introspection is a long and thoughtful observation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct.

Mind Wandering is the experience of thoughts not remaining on a single topic for a long period of time, particularly when people are engaged in an attention-demanding task.

Default Mode Network - Awareness - Silence

Free Thought is unrestrained by deference to authority, tradition, or established belief.

Humanistic Psychology is the process of realizing and expressing one's own capabilities and creativity.

Thinking Outside The Box is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking.

Exact Sensorial Imagination (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition, or a joke) or a physical object (such as an invention, a literary work, or a painting).

is to make something or cause something to be or to become and bring into existence. Pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity. Create by artistic means. Create or manufacture a man-made product.

Originality is the ability to think and act independently. The quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

Originality is the aspect of created or invented works by as being new or novel, and thus can be distinguished from reproductions, clones, forgeries, or derivative works.

Novelty is originality by virtue of being new and surprising. A small inexpensive mass-produced article.

Kids Painting

Sometimes when we create things or draw things they may reveal things about ourselves, and other times they reveal nothing at all, except that some people just like to be creative. So be very careful of assessments.

Art Therapy (also known as arts therapy) is a creative method of expression used as a therapeutic technique. Art therapy originated in the fields of art and psychotherapy and may vary in definition. Art therapy may focus on the creative art-making process itself, as therapy, or on the analysis of expression gained through an exchange of patient and therapist interaction. The psychoanalytic approach was one of the earliest forms of art psychotherapy. This approach employs the transference process between the therapist and the client who makes art. The therapist interprets the client's symbolic self-expression as communicated in the art and elicits interpretations from the client. Analysis of transference is no longer always a component.

Kinetic Family Drawing are projective diagnostic techniques in which an individual is instructed to draw a person, an object or a situation, so that cognitive, interpersonal, or psychological functioning can be assessed.

Draw a Person Test is a psychological projective personality or cognitive test used to evaluate children and adolescents for a variety of purposes.

House Tree Person Test is a projective test designed to measure aspects of a person’s personality. The test can also be used to assess brain damage and general mental functioning. The test is a diagnostic tool for clinical psychologists, educators, and employers. The subject receives a short, unclear instruction (the stimulus) to draw a house, a tree, and the figure of a person. Once the subject is done, they are asked to describe the pictures that they have done. The assumption is that when the subject is drawing they are projecting their inner world onto the page. The administrator of the test uses tools and skills that have been established for the purpose of investigating the subject's inner world through the drawings.

Comic Book Therapy is a form of art therapy in which those undergoing rehabilitation express their experiences through personal narratives in a graphic novel/sequential art format that enables them to process their memories and emotions. It can also be used in a psychotherapeutic setting whereby clients are encouraged to read specific comic books and present their thoughts and feelings on the events that occur within the books. This is done in an effort to reach a cathartic moment of clarity and understanding of one's own life.

Creativity Techniques are methods that encourage creative actions, whether in the arts or sciences. They focus on a variety of aspects of creativity, including techniques for idea generation and divergent thinking, methods of re-framing problems, changes in the affective environment and so on. They can be used as part of problem solving, artistic expression, or therapy.

Oblique Strategies is intended to help artists (particularly musicians) break creative blocks by encouraging lateral thinking.

Thinking with our Hands can help find new ways of solving problems. (research from Kingston University)
Gesture Facilitates Children’s Creative Thinking
Non-Verbal Communication (body language)

Child Directed Play
Guided Play APP

Games and Puzzles

Films about Creativity

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang: Our Bodies, Our Minds, Our Selves (video lecture)
Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity? (youtube) 
Janet Echelman: Taking Imagination Seriously (youtube)
What's invisible? More than you think - John Lloyd (youtube)
DM Bennett: The Truth Seeker (vimeo)
Bonobo : Cirrus (youtube)
Phil Hansen: Embrace the Shake (video)
Art Films

Creative Design

Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams, and sewing patterns). Design has different connotations in different fields (see design disciplines below). In some cases, the direct construction of an object (as in pottery, engineering, management, coding, and graphic design) is also considered to use design thinking. Designing often necessitates considering the aesthetic, functional, economic, and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and design process. It may involve considerable research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustment, and re-design. Meanwhile, diverse kinds of objects may be designed, including clothing, graphical user interfaces, skyscrapers, corporate identities, business processes, and even methods or processes of designing. Thus "design" may be a substantive referring to a categorical abstraction of a created thing or things (the design of something), or a verb for the process of creation as is made clear by grammatical context. It is an act of creativity and innovation.

Design Methods is a broad area that focuses on: Divergence – Exploring possibilities and constraints of inherited situations by applying critical thinking through qualitative and quantitative research methods to create new understanding (problem space) toward better design solutions. Transformation – Redefining specifications of design solutions which can lead to better guidelines for traditional and contemporary design activities (architecture, graphic, industrial, information, interaction, et al.) and/or multidisciplinary response. Convergence – Prototyping possible scenarios for better design solutions that incrementally or significantly improve the originally inherited situation. Sustainability – Managing the process of exploring, redefining and prototyping of design solutions continually over time. Articulation - the visual relationship between the parts and the whole.

Design-Based Learning, also known as design-based instruction, is an inquiry-based form of learning, or pedagogy, that is based on integration of design thinking and the design process into the classroom at the K-12 and post-secondary levels. Design-based learning environments can be found across many disciplines, including those traditionally associated with design (e.g. art, architecture, engineering, interior design, graphic design), as well as others not normally considered to be design-related (science, technology, business, humanities). DBL, as well as project-based learning and problem-based learning, is used to teach 21st century skills such as communication and collaboration and foster deep learning. Educational Animation are animations produced for the specific purpose of fostering learning.

Development Process
Building - Engineering
Building Blocks

Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of Art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty. It is more scientifically defined as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgements of sentiment and taste. More broadly, scholars in the field define aesthetics as "critical reflection on art, culture and nature". In modern English, the term aesthetic can also refer to a set of principles underlying the works of a particular art movement or theory: one speaks, for example, of the Cubist aesthetic.

Decor or interior design, is the art and science of enhancing the interiors, sometimes including the exterior, of a space or building, to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the end user. An interior designer is someone who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, space planning, site inspections, programming, research, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and execution of the design. Interior design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment for the betterment of human. functionality. Modern Furniture is the practicality of materials in design heavily influenced the aesthetic of the furniture.

Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. It is closely linked to Taoism, which emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao, which is a Chinese word signifying 'way', 'path', 'route', 'key' or sometimes more loosely 'doctrine' or 'principle'.

Decorative Arts are arts or crafts concerned with the design and manufacture of beautiful objects that are also functional. It includes interior design, but not usually architecture. The decorative arts are often categorized in opposition to the "fine arts", namely, painting, drawing, photography, and large-scale sculpture, which generally have no function other than to be seen.

Graphic Design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving using one or more of typography, photography and illustration. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term "graphic design" is used synonymously. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and text to form visual representations of ideas and messages. They use typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to create visual compositions. Common uses of graphic design include corporate design (logos and branding), editorial design (magazines, newspapers and books), wayfinding or environmental design, advertising, web design, communication design, product packaging and signage.

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium[1] to a solid surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used.

Finger Paint is a kind of paint intended to be applied with the fingers; it typically comes in pots and is used by small children, though it has occasionally been used by adults either to teach art to children, or for their own use.

Cartoons - Art

Balloon Modelling is the shaping of special modelling balloons into almost any given shape, often a balloon animal. People who create balloon animals and other twisted balloon sculptures are called Twisters, Balloon Benders and Balloon Artists. Twisters often perform in restaurants, at birthday parties, fairs and at public and private events or functions.
Iron Man Balloon Costume (youtube)
Party with Jeff
Balloon Convention
The very basic balloon twisting technique (youtube)
260Q Twisting Balloons (amazon)

Guild is an association of artisans or merchants who control the practice of their craft in a particular town.

Magic is the use of rituals, symbols, actions, gestures, and language with the aim of exploiting supernatural forces. The term magic has a variety of meanings, and there is no widely agreed upon definition of what it is or how it can be used.

Magic Tricks (slight of hand illusions)

Drawing is a form of visual art in which a person uses various drawing instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional medium. Instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, various metals (such as silverpoint) and electronic drawing.

Learn to Draw - Draw Space

Sketch is a rapidly executed freehand drawing that is not usually intended as a finished work. A sketch may serve a number of purposes: it might record something that the artist sees, it might record or develop an idea for later use or it might be used as a quick way of graphically demonstrating an image, idea or principle.

Artistic Rendering - Design Process

Architectural Drawing is a technical drawing of a building (or building project) that falls within the definition of architecture. Architectural drawings are used by architects and others for a number of purposes: to develop a design idea into a coherent proposal, to communicate ideas and concepts, to convince clients of the merits of a design, to enable a building contractor to construct it, as a record of the completed work, and to make a record of a building that already exists.

Engineering Drawing a type of technical drawing, is used to fully and clearly define requirements for engineered items. Engineering drawing (the activity) produces engineering drawings (the documents). More than merely the drawing of pictures, it is also a language—a graphical language that communicates ideas and information from one mind to another. Most especially, it communicates all needed information from the engineer, who designed a part, to the workers, who will make it.

Computer Drawings - Mind Maps - Visual Tools

Technical Drawing is the act and discipline of composing drawings that visually communicate how something functions or is constructed. Technical drawing is essential for communicating ideas in industry and engineering. To make the drawings easier to understand, people use familiar symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles, and page layout. Together, such conventions constitute a visual language and help to ensure that the drawing is unambiguous and relatively easy to understand. Many of the symbols and principles of technical drawing are codified in an international standard called ISO 128. The need for precise communication in the preparation of a functional document distinguishes technical drawing from the expressive drawing of the visual arts. Artistic drawings are subjectively interpreted; their meanings are multiply determined. Technical drawings are understood to have one intended meaning. A drafter, draftsperson, or draughtsman is a person who makes a drawing (technical or expressive). A professional drafter who makes technical drawings is sometimes called a drafting technician. Professional drafting is a desirable and necessary function in the design and manufacture of complex mechanical components and machines. Professional draftspersons bridge the gap between engineers and manufacturers and contribute experience and technical expertise to the design process. Document Writing.

Interactive Pen Displays & Digital Drawing Tablets

Diorama can either refer to a 19th-century mobile theatre device, or, in modern usage, a three-dimensional full-size or miniature model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum. Dioramas are often built by hobbyists as part of related hobbies such as military vehicle modeling, miniature figure modeling, or aircraft modeling.

Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of change by means of the rapid display of a sequence of images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon. Animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation. Animation can be recorded with either analogue media, a flip book, motion picture film, video tape, digital media, including formats with animated GIF, Flash animation, and digital video. To display animation, a digital camera, computer, or projector are used along with new technologies that are produced. Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second. Computer animation processes generating animated images with the general term Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI). 3D animation uses computer graphics, while 2D animation is used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real-time renderings.

Rotoscoping is an animation technique that animators use to trace over motion picture footage, frame by frame, to produce realistic action. Originally, animators projected photographed live-action movie images onto a glass panel and traced over the
image. This projection equipment is referred to as a rotoscope, developed by Polish-American animator Max Fleischer. This device was eventually replaced by computers, but the process is still called rotoscoping. In the Visual Effects  industry, rotoscoping is the technique of manually creating a matte for an element on a live-action plate so it may be composited over another background.

Computer Generated Imagery - Visual Effects

scissors Resources
Video Hive
Go Animate
Animation Factory
Cognitive Media
General Assembly
Hire Art
Skill Share - Temp Help

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Woodworking is the activity or skill of making items from wood, and includes cabinet making (Cabinetry and Furniture), wood carving, joinery, carpentry, and woodturning.

Wood Working (carpentry)

Wood Carving is a form of woodworking by means of a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures to hand-worked mouldings composing part of a tracery.

Carving is the act of using tools to shape something from a material by scraping away portions of that material. The technique can be applied to any material that is solid enough to hold a form even when pieces have been removed from it, and yet soft enough for portions to be scraped away with available tools. Carving, as a means for making sculpture, is distinct from methods using soft and malleable materials like clay, fruit, and melted glass, which may be shaped into the desired forms while soft and then harden into that form. Carving tends to require much more work than methods using malleable materials. Kinds of carving include: Bone carving, Chip carving, Fruit carving, Gourd carving or gourd art, Ice carving or ice sculpture, Ivory carving, Stone carving, Petroglyph, Vegetable carving, Thaeng yuak (Banana stalk carving), Wood carving, Hobo nickel.

Architecture - Scale Model

Sculpting is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded, or cast.

Pottery is the craft of making ceramic material into pots or potterywares using mud. Major types of potterywares include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The place where such wares are made by a potter is also called a pottery (plural "potteries"). The technical definition of pottery used by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is "all fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed, except technical, structural, and refractory products.

Ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic, solid material comprising metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds. This article gives an overview of ceramic materials from the point of view of materials science.

Ceramic Engineering is the science and technology of creating objects from inorganic, non-metallic materials. This is done either by the action of heat, or at lower temperatures using precipitation reactions from high-purity chemical solutions. The term includes the purification of raw materials, the study and production of the chemical compounds concerned, their formation into components and the study of their structure, composition and properties.

Origami - Shapes (geometry)

Glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics. The most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of glass are "silicate glasses" based on the chemical compound silica (silicon dioxide, or quartz), the primary constituent of sand. The term glass, in popular usage, is often used to refer only to this type of material, which is familiar from use as window glass and in glass bottles. Of the many silica-based glasses that exist, ordinary glazing and container glass is formed from a specific type called soda-lime glass, composed of approximately 75% silicon dioxide (SiO2), sodium oxide (Na2O) from sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), calcium oxide, also called lime (CaO), and several minor additives.

Glass Blowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble (or parison), with the aid of a blowpipe (or blow tube). A person who blows glass is called a glassblower, glassmith, or gaffer. A lampworker manipulates glass with the use of a torch on a smaller scale, such as in producing precision laboratory glassware out of borosilicate glass.

Glass Production involves two main methods – the float glass process that produces sheet glass, and glassblowing that produces bottles and other containers.
List of Glassware (PDF)
History of Glass (wiki)

Creative Sandbox Guidebook
HP Sprout Design Tools
Red Dot Design Award
Broadway HD

Problem Solving - Brainstorming - Innovation

Improvisation is the term for the action of improvising . In a technical context, this can mean adapting a device for some use other than that which it was designed for, or building a device from unusual components in an ad-hoc fashion. Improvisation, within the context of performing arts, is a very spontaneous performance without specific or scripted preparation. The skills of improvisation can apply to many different faculties, across all artistic, scientific, physical, cognitive, academic, and non-academic disciplines.

Metal Smith is a craftsman fashioning useful items (for example, tools, kitchenware, tableware, jewellery, and weapons) out of various metals. Smithing is one of the oldest metalworking occupations. Shaping metal with a hammer (forging) is the archetypical component of smithing. Often the hammering is done while the metal is hot, having been heated in a forge. Smithing can also involve the other aspects of metalworking, such as refining metals from their ores (traditionally done by smelting), casting it into shapes (founding), and filing to shape and size.

Furnaces - Metal Working

Goldsmith is a metalworker who specializes in working with gold and other precious metals. Historically, goldsmiths also have made silverware, platters, goblets, decorative and serviceable utensils, ceremonial or religious items, and rarely using Kintsugi, but the rising prices of precious metals have curtailed the making of such items to a large degree.

Jeweler consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Jewelry may be attached to the body or the clothes, and the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewellery, but other materials such as shells and other plant materials may be used.

Decoration is any of several types of ornamentation used at Christmas time.

Clothing is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on body type, social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing types can be gender-specific.

Textiles - Weaving, Knitting, Sewing

Crochet  is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. The name is derived from the French term "crochet", meaning small hook. These are made of materials such as metal, wood, or plastic and are manufactured commercially and produced in artisan workshops. The salient difference between crochet and knitting, beyond the implements used for their production, is that each stitch in crochet is completed before proceeding with the next one, while knitting keeps a large number of stitches open at a time. (Variant forms such as Tunisian crochet and broomstick lace keep multiple crochet stitches open at a time.)

Costume Designer is a person who designs costumes for a film, stage production or television. The role of the costume designer is to create the characters and balance the scenes with texture and Color, etc. The costume designer works alongside the director, scenic, lighting designer, sound designer, and other creative personnel. The costume designer may also collaborate with hair stylist, wig master, or makeup artist. In European theatre, the role is different, as the theatre designer usually designs both costume and scenic elements. Teague


Creative Writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of Poetry and poetics. Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage—screenwriting and playwriting—are often taught separately, but fit under the creative writing category as well. Creative Writing

Writer's Block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an Author loses the ability to produce new work, or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years. Throughout history, writer's block has been a documented problem.

Poetry - Mode - Story Telling - Author

Riddle is a statement or question or phrase having a double or veiled meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved. Riddles are of two types: enigmas, which are problems generally expressed in metaphorical or allegorical language that require ingenuity and careful thinking for their solution, and conundra, which are questions relying for their effects on punning in either the question or the answer.

Ideophone are words that evoke an idea in sound, often a vivid impression of certain sensations or sensory perceptions, e.g. sound, movement, color, shape, or action. Ideophones are found in many of the world's languages, though they are claimed to be relatively uncommon in Western languages.

Writing Tips - Word Games

Photography - Filming - Acting

Kinesthetic - Dance - Music

Starting a Business - Management Tools - Idea Funding

Mental Health - Emotions - Interpersonal intelligence

Picture Smart - Awareness of 3 Dimensional Space - Spatial intelligence

Body Smart - Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

Quotes and sayings about Creativity

"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere." Albert Einstein

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge." Albert Einstein

"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless." —Jamie Paolinetti

"Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs." —Farrah Gray

"If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking."

"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night."

""Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."  Martin Luther King, Jr.

"People thinking differently from one another has many benefits because it allows us to see more, and also to see things that we might have overlooked or were unable to see ourselves. That is one of the reasons why having more then one opinion is very beneficial. It's only when we disagree that thinking differently becomes a problem. But it's not thinking differently that causes our problems, it's our inability to communicate effectively so that we can see the same facts of reality that nature sees. You can't change reality by thinking differently, but you can adapt to a Reality by changing your thinking."

"I love my imagination because I can be in two places at once, like an Electron.

"My imagination also allows me to be somewhere else other then where I am now, so if I'm not enjoying the place where I am at the moment, I can simply be somewhere else just by using my Imagination."

"You have to be careful with your imagination, you might just find yourself imagining some things a little too often, creating a fantasy world that would become so disconnected from the real world, that you might find it difficult to tell them apart."
Media Literacy

"A Fantasy is only something that you should temporally visit from time to time, it's not a place where you can permanently live all the time, you have to take short visits when fantasizing or the lines between what is real and what is not real will begin to blur. And don't confuse digital representations of reality, for reality. No matter how real something's may seem, it will never be the same as being there. Sometimes you need to experience things for yourself in order to fully understand them. So choose your journeys well, especially, the journeys of the mind."


The Thinker Man