I’m stealing yesterday’s post
for today’s post.
This guest post by Katie Tallo of Momentum Gathering can be found at https://writetodone.com
She compiled the list from a number of sources. A few favorites below…
Yesterday, I shared a quote from Albert Einstein about the power of irrational thinking.
In my search for a resource to support that quote, I ran across How to Become More Creative and Free Your Mind by Chad Grills.
Sure, I’ve heard and tried some of these techniques and strategies, but Grills does such a nice job of reframing these ideas, and adding new notions, that I immediately shared it with two groups and emailed it to three different accounts.
Along with books from Austin Kleon and Steven Pressfield, I would have to classify this post as a ‘creative touchstone’, a go-to resource I can return to for inspiration.
What are your creative touchstones? And if you don’t have any, launch a full-scale hunt right now! [Or at least after coffee and decadent treat.]
Finding a fellow painter, photographer, cook, scrapbooker, or writer may be just what you need to launch your creative reinvention.
Educator John Spencer shares his views on this topic here: Ten Things Pixar Can Teach Us About Creativity
My favorite points:
Do you have a creativity buddy? How do you contribute to each other’s projects and progress? Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading and stay vigilant for opportunities to stretch your thinking.
Three points that resonated with me:
I realize that structure and scheduling may not appeal to all retirees, but this is a time to experiment with what works for you. Find the sweet spot–the happy medium–between moderate expectations and enjoying the process.
Do you have any tips or tricks that spur your creativity? Share them in the comments below.
Thanks for reading.
It’s not a masterpiece [and I haven’t even tasted it yet], but every cooking project you take on affords you multiple openings for a creative act.
Just think of all the choices I had to enhance this bread’s flavor and appearance.
Knead in some za’atar.
Dot the dough with chunks of fontina.
Try a new slash/score design.
Not convinced life in the kitchen isn’t for creatives?
Check out this post by Aly Juma: Why the Kitchen is the Most Creative Space in Every Home
My favorite excerpts
— “Due to the lack of consequences in the kitchen, you’re able to defeat fear: fear of criticism, fear of inadequacy, and fear of failure.”
— “It’s a space waiting for you to experiment, explore, and discover new flavors, methods, and recipes.”
— “The kitchen provides you with a set of tools, but leaves it up to you on how to use them to get your desired result.”