Let's talk about creativity.

What you'll need:
1. Paper for writing and drawing.
2. Pen or pencil.
3. Courage.
4. Phone, tablet, or computer.

We're all creative. We all escape into 'the zone', lost in focus.
Question: What activity causes you to lose track of time?

“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” —Edwin Land

     “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.”  —Albert Einstein

"The regret of missed opportunity in a creative space, of not even trying, is more frightening than the thought of not trying." --Dowling

    "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."-- Pablo Picasso 

The Life Line of Creativity


Metallica and Mozart: Wait a minute, then draw lines expressing the feel of the music.

Life Lines: Institutionally engrained vs. Creative.
Let's talk about the 
differences. (demo)

Straight Lines:
-Maximum production w/least amount of effort. Efficiency.
-How western cultures see things, like time.
-Institutions teach straight line thinking.
-Results oriented.
-What we're taught from childhood.
-Comforting because we receive immediate feedback on level of success or failure (Comparison).
Curvy Lines:
-Wandering exploration of personally reflective moments. It's ours.
-Uncertain results (Yay!).
-Process (not product) oriented.
-What we're taught from childhood...to avoid.
-Requires a work ethic to see to the end. Tenacity!
-Risks failure in outcome, which requires courage to initiate.
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It's likely that immersing yourself in a creative process produces results that differ from original expectations. It's also likely that those results will perform better for you than the original idea.