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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. Having a creative outlet is important. Repurpose

Curiosity - Self-Directed Learning

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Design Flower Art 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. Storytelling

Fantasy is something that is imagined but not real. Fantasy are imaginary worlds.
Fiction is literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact.
Surreal is something resembling a dream, characterized by fantastic imagery.
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

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

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)

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

Starting a Business
Management Tools
Idea Funding

Mental Health
Interpersonal intelligence
Law of Attraction

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