Ever get into a Creative Block?

| 21 August, 2011 20:04

August 21, 2011

“Ever get into a creative block”? 

“In the creative state, man is taken out of himself. He lets down as it were a bucket into his subconscious, and draws up something which is normally beyond his reach. He mixes this thing along with his normal experiences, and out of the mixture he makes a work of art.”    E.M. Forster

In my opinion, this is a nice definition of creativity! 

Ever get into a “creative block”, where the ideas just dry up? I spent the last while doing a little net surfing and reading to figure out just what creativity is all about. And, there are opinions…. how to find creativity, how to become more creative, how to enhance what you’ve got, and do you have to be born creative? You are welcome to draw your own conclusions. I found a very interesting web site, just in case the topic amuses you;  www.creative-portal.com

What caught my attention was an article on this site, entitled “Traits of Creative  Individuals”. I thought I would pass on a few of the traits here, but check out the site for lots of interesting stuff!  Here they are:

  • Creative people like to question, explore, examine
  • They love to wander through their own imaginary worlds
  • Love to look at things from multiple points of view
  • Do the unusual; take a problem solving focus
  • Lots of interests, but commit time and energy to a few
  • Are “crayon breakers”

-Robert Alan Black

Did I get out of my “block”?  No,… but I had an interesting diversion along the way!