Category Archives: Creativity

Teaching Creativity Comments Off on Teaching Creativity

Just about a year ago I was finishing up a great, semester-long class which focused on creativity and problem solving. The professor had selected Michael Michalko’s Thinkertoys as the text for the course. This book is all about ways to find creative solutions. Personally, I found it a wonderful text because of its focus on creating visual contexts for your thinking. By the end of the semester I had a whole journal full of little diagrams that I had used to make this and that decision… I still use it frequently. One of the things that the book helped me sort through has to do with finding more creative outlets given the highly technical and often linear nature of my job. I’m still a work in progress, but I keep finding things to improve upon.

My own search for creativity brought up a question though… where had my creativity gone? Why did I need to find it again? Read More »

The End of a Semester 2

Creative Visualization, Natures Alphabet 1

These images were all taken as part of a creative visualization exercise for a school project. Each image presents one of seven letters from the alphabet. They have purposely been left un-captioned. Can you guess which letter each image represents? Hovering over each image will provide the letter.

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Other Creative Outlets Comments Off on Other Creative Outlets

Some days you need to take a break and do something a little different… Today was gray and rainy and just felt like something warm and cozy would be perfect. So I put some creative effort towards making the house smell wonderful :)

Home Made Bread Out of the Oven

Homemade Bread Out of the Oven

Home Made Bread Sliced

Homemade Bread Sliced