Art Making Practice

7 Characteristics for Creative Growth

When people are asked if they are creative, the answer is generally a resounding YES or a resounding NO. The reality is that many of us fall somewhere in between, because while Creativity is a capacity we all have, it is one that is developed over time. Much like Motor Skills are developed over time, so are the cognitive-emotional skills of Creativity.

Below are 7 Characteristics that can be nurtured and strengthened for enhanced creativity.

  1. Courage:

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Clarity from Creativity

How can Creativity give me Clarity?

Traditionally, people think of creativity as a means of process to an end toward a final product – a piece of art, a music score, a completed poem, etc. Once the product is finished, we tend to disregard the remaining power in creativity.

Creativity can actually lead us to clarity, about ourselves. Approaching creativity as a life-process instead of just a product-process can give us insight into our very own essence. An Art Making Practice is ...

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The Stuff of Creativity and Why It’s Important

Capital A Art vs. The Stuff of Creativity

Art. Capital A Art sounds stuffy and uptight, but by simply removing the y from stuffy, we get stuff and amazingly stuff is not stuffy.

Capital A Art has baggage – the hushed proper silence of museums, the perfect gilded frames, and of course Art critics. Ee gads.

Capital A Art is often heavily guarded, illegally reproduced and plagiarized, and looked at down bespectacled noses. If it’s being admired, it’s often only in hushed reverence ...

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The HEART of Creativity

Authentic Creativity and Emotions are inextricably linked.

The more I study creativity, the more I see that it is in essence a psychology or study of the human psyche.
Expression means “the action of manifesting a feeling.” Creativity is material expression. Material in the sense that it can be experienced (witnessed) by self and others.
Even the seemingly feeling-less creativity of problem solving carries with it feelings of pride and the desire to be helpful.
One might reasonably assume from historical accounts that the ...
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