Category Archives: Creativity

From My Notebook: A Few Easy Ways to Think Creatively

By Dave Hood In a quiet study, texts on writing lining a book case that stretches to the ceiling, a abstract print by artist, Wassily Kandinsky, hanging from the wall, a young woman, desiring to become a writer, sits at … Continue reading

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How to Think Creatively

By Dave Hood A student searches for an idea for a project, but he cannot unearth anything inspirational. A female writer sits at her desk, reflects on her past, but cannot find an idea to stretch into a poem. A … Continue reading

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Developing the Creative Habit

Wednesday, January-22-14 By Dave Hood Creative people have developed the habit of creativity. For instance, Jackson Pollock expressed this habit when he made abstract expressionism art. Philip Glass relies on this habit to compose minimalist music on his piano. Mary … Continue reading

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What Prevents Creativity

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”—Albert Einstein “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”  by Scott … Continue reading

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Living the Creative Life: Cultivating Creativity

By Dave Hood Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. … Continue reading

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Creative Nonfiction: Myths of Creativity

By Dave Hood The world is flooded with creative people who have enriched our civilization with new ideas, inventions, discoveries, objects of art, such as painting, sculpture, photography. Imagine a world without art? Imagine a world without inventions, such as … Continue reading

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