What!?!? Drawing a Cat Isn't Being Creative?

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Meme-like thoughts about creativity and creative potential, such as:
- Not all creativity is useful or meaningful.
- Creativity is not exclusive to the arts.
- Creativity is a muscle that gets stronger the more you use it.

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What!?!? Drawing a Cat Isn't Being Creative?

  1. 1. Drawing a Cat Isn’t Being Creative?By http://www.Figmentations.com   Photo  Credt:  h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/3834023564/  
  2. 2. Not All ArtworkIs Creatively Equal. Photo  Credit:  h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/3274724561    
  3. 3. Creativity can be misplaced, inefficient, unnecessary, distracting, tangential, gratuitous or irrelevant. Photo  Credit:  h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/4533459032/    
  4. 4. What is Creativity ?
  5. 5. CREATIVITY IS:   ”the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc. ”   As  per:  h+p://dicBonary.reference.com/browse/creaBvity       Photo  Credit:  h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/3792963309/    
  6. 6. Having artistic or creative abilities does not mean you know how to… …effectively apply those skills inunique, meaningful or useful ways. Photo  Credit:  h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/4512866572/    
  7. 7.   Photo  Credit:  h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/6914717336/    
  8. 8. Being Creative In One Arena Doesn’t MeanYou Are or Aren’t Creative In Another Arena. Photo  Credit:  h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/3121188542/  
  9. 9. h"p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/3385543713/  
  10. 10. Being a creative thinker or a creative problem-solver is unrelated topossessing traditional artistic abilities.  Photo  Credit:  h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/4040547856/  
  11. 11. It is not always easy to be creative on demand. Photo  Credit:  h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/8442664964/    
  12. 12. Creative ideas can be transferredto others to execute or implement. Photo  Credit:    h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/3093614843/  
  13. 13. Creative potential is a muscle that gets stronger the more you use it.Photo  Credit:    h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/4057708063/  
  14. 14. Creativity is in theeye of thebeholder. Photo  Credit:  h+p://www.flickr.com/photos/verdi/3213090990/  
  15. 15. Creativity is relative. >> THE END <<
  16. 16. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hello, I am Helen Hoefele. Thank you for your time and attention in viewing this presentation. I appreciate it. To find out more about me, please visit my blog at: http://www.Figmentations.com where I continue to explore topics that lie at the intersection of creativity and analysis.You can also follow me on the following social media networks:•  On Twitter (@figmentations): http://www.twitter.com/figmentations•  On Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/112008093216664443373/posts•  On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Figmentations/127726957932
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