INSPIRATION // Everyone can be creative
Posted on 01 June 2016
I am fascinated with understanding others creative processes and the titles pictured are some of the most inspiring.
Overall there seems to be a common thread…many of the people who have created good work have produced A LOT of it. They don’t tend to sit around waiting for inspiration to strike, they may do something different or take a break but often they keep producing without judgment. They re-work, and re-visit ideas sometimes over years, in a creative cycle until they feel finished.
The answer never seems to be the first one that comes to mind.
The tool “Oblique strategies” is like fortune cookies for the creative world. Originally created in 1975 in the form of a deck of cards, this has been brought into the digital world at www.oblicard.com
Each card or page offers a challenging constraint intended to help people break creative blocks by encouraging lateral thinking. Creativity is as much a cycle as it is a sliding scale, some days you feel more creative than others, but what’s important is to keep going.