How You Can Think Creativitely

“Everything is raw material. Everything is relevant. Everything is usable.Everything feeds into my creativity. But without proper preparation, I cannot see it, retain it, and use it.”Twyla Tharp

How do you prepare to be creative?

I was confused the first time I heard this question.  In my head, creativity was an exercise in spontaneity, given to those who were touched by some invisible muse.

I never considered myself a "creative type" because I'm not gifted in the classical arts.  Years and many "Morning Pages" later, I discover this thinking is backwards.

Creativity is like having muscles; we have the raw material whether we choose to exercise or not.  But, if you're like me, creative exercises feel like work.

However, one fantastic way to prepare for creativity is to play.  Julia Cameron says, "serious art is born from serious play," and in my book that means regularly soaking in the joyful, amazing creativity of others.

My favorite find in that category this week is the video below.  Who knew such amusement could be had with push-pins and rubber bands?

Enjoy this fun story of a girl names Elastika.

Now go and exercise some of YOUR creative muscles today!!