Learning how to be creative is actually a little challenging to digest since some creative people are just born that way – they can immediately write, draw, paint, act without even trying too hard to succeed at it. And in some cases if you are born into parents who are writers or parents who are artists, then there is a greater chance that you might inherit all of these wonderful talents.
There are, however, some people who don’t draw, write, or act inherently well, but would like to enhance these skills. On the other end of the spectrum, there are also some writers, artists, painters, cartoonists who already dabble at these and still would like to enhance or improve them. This only confirms the idea that there is always room for improvement, no matter how much of an expert you are.
The thing is, it only takes so much to enhance these skills. And quite ironically, most of these are developed not with a pencil, a coloring book, or a crayon, but with taking a look at your surroundings and observing the people that you associate with everyday (including your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or school mates).
Observing these people or things actually makes you take notice of the minute facts and details. It gives the painter an idea of what color the skin tone is, gives the illustrator an image of the correct shape of a neighbor’s face, gives the writer a picture of how his co-worker interacts with other workmates.
When all of these are put together, creative enhancement, based on inspiration, is bound to take shape. By observing others, one develops a greater sense and understanding of events and occurences. This is what helps you deepen your approach and make your products more relevant and meaningful.
In dealing with creativity skills, there are no rules or regulations. Instead, the effect is free flowing. Don’t limit yourself, and have the courage to take risks and try things out. Mix and match all those colors, play with words, develop something awesome out of the ordinary, continuously create and invent, even if at first it seems silly. After all, creativity is not just confined to the classroom, but is actually felt and experienced. And the fact that every masterpiece bears the subjectiveness of its creator makes you all the more free to do just anything you want, in any way you so wish.
There is no right or wrong answer to boosting creativity, so you don't have to be scared of failing. In fact, the upside to failing the first time is that you get multiple opportunities to try again. Who knows, you might discover something new and more interesting along the way. Just go do what you feel like doing, let your surroundings guide you, and watch your ideas flourish.
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