Creativity has different meanings to different people, but whatever definition you want to label creativity with, I think that it all comes down to the same essence; creativity is thinking differently, looking differently and expressing that thought or vision into something of your own.
I’ve just read a blog post in which the author tries to dissect creativity from the viewpoint of a designer. It’s very interesting.
Here’s a passage that stuck with me:
Creativity is an inborn capacity for thinking differently than most, seeing differently, and making connections and perceiving relationships others miss. But most importantly, it is the ability to then extrapolate contextually useful ways of employing that data: to create something that meets a specific challenge. By this definition, creativity is merely a tool; it does not convey skill. For a dedicated few, though, this inborn capacity is then further augmented by certain disciplines, including:
• ongoing curiosity,
• the desire and habit of looking more deeply into things than others care to,
• the habit of comparing stimulus with result, and
• a habit for qualitative discrimination.
You can read the whole blog post here
One’s adventure is not always the grandiose voyages that are being romanticized these days. An adventure starts outside of our comfort zone. Most of the time, an adventure is a search, a search for answers, for truth, for discovery. A search of our limits and possibilities as human being, be it in our own backyard or in the far corners of the universe. An Adventure always starts in our head.
And this man story that, past eighty, wanted to study Homer’s epic and learn its lessons about life’s journeys is the essence of adventure.
Remember the good old days when pictures where in black and white. Before instagram, before digital cameras, before polaroid, yeah, even before the 70. Was the world flat and grey then? Probably not.
Some visionaries decided to show us what the world looked like in those days by colorizing some old photograph, the result is stunning. Charlie Chaplin and Einstein never looked so good.
Look at the result here.
And as always, please let me know your requests and suggestions on Twitter. Which bullet above is your favorite? What do you want more or less of? Let me know. Just send a tweet to @Mister_Raztine and put #onfriday in there so I can find it.
Have a good weekend and get creative!