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Creativity Masterclass: 27 Creative Thinking Exercises To Complete Today

Tatiana Ambrose, Helping You To Be Creative & Productive

Creativity Masterclass: 27 Creative Thinking Exercises To Complete Today

Tatiana Ambrose, Helping You To Be Creative & Productive

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57 Lessons (1h 41m)
    • 1. Welcome To This Creative Thinking Exercise Workshop

    • 2. Introduction to This Creative Thinking Workshop

    • 3. Supplies needed for this course

    • 4. Define Creativity

    • 5. What To Keep In Mind Throughout This Creativity Workshop

    • 6. What Mindset You Should Be In

    • 7. Creative Thinking Exercise 1: Scribble

    • 8. My Results For Exercise #1

    • 9. Creative Thinking Exercise 2: Cloud Surfing

    • 10. My Results For Exercise #2

    • 11. Creative Thinking Exercise 3: Changing Perspectives

    • 12. My Results For Exercise #3

    • 13. Creative Exercise 4: Scrambled Words For Breakfast

    • 14. Creative Exercise 5: What Are You Walking On

    • 15. My Results For Exercise #5

    • 16. Creative Exercise 6: Sticks and Stones Will Inspire The Unknowns

    • 17. My Results For Exercise #6

    • 18. Creative Exercise 7: Unassociation Game

    • 19. My Results For Exercise #7

    • 20. Exercise 8: Switch Everything Up!

    • 21. Creative Exercise 9: Overflowing with Words

    • 22. Creative Exercise 10: Creativity Search

    • 23. My Results For Exercise #10

    • 24. Creative Exercise 11: Positive Mistake

    • 25. My Results For Exercise #11

    • 26. Creative Exercise 12: Random + Brainstorming

    • 27. My Results For Exercise 12

    • 28. Creative Exercise 13: What's The Alternative?

    • 29. My Results For Exercise #13

    • 30. Creative Exercise 14: And That Means What?

    • 31. My Results For Exercise #14

    • 32. Creative Exercise #15: Conversation

    • 33. Creative Exercise 16: Not Censoring Circle

    • 34. My Result For Creative Exercise #16

    • 35. Creative Exercise 17: Idea Collaboration

    • 36. My Results For Exercise #17

    • 37. Creative Exercise 18: Public Library Search

    • 38. My Results For Exercise #18

    • 39. BONUS #1

    • 40. Creative Exercise 19: Uplevel Your Creativity

    • 41. Creative Exercise 20: Non-Dominant Drawing

    • 42. My Results For Exercise #20

    • 43. Creative Exercise 21: 20 is the New 30

    • 44. My Result For Exercise #21

    • 45. Creative Exercise 22: The Non-Creative Problem

    • 46. My Result For Exercise 22

    • 47. Creative Exercise 23: Say Yes

    • 48. My Results For Exercise 23

    • 49. Creative Exercise 24: Music Inspiration

    • 50. My Result For Exercise 24

    • 51. Creative Exercise 25: Avoid Imitation

    • 52. My Results For Exercise 25

    • 53. Creative Exercise 26: What would i say or write

    • 54. Creative Exercise 27: Personal Creative Cheerleader

    • 55. BONUS #2: Inspiring A Child's Creativity Introduction

    • 56. BONUS #2: Inspiring Creativity in Children + Exercises

    • 57. Continue Learning With Me

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Creative Student Testimonials After Completing this Creativity Class:

Many good ideas for breaking out of a creative dry spell. -Bob K

An excellent course to help you unleash your creativity. Love the instructor’s advice and tips. Thank you. -Chan S.

This is a very good course. It did get me thinking and being more creative. I now look at objects and articles differently and try to find a different perspective. -Flo F.

I think the instructor is very articulate and thorough in her instructions. I've enjoyed viewing all of the lectures! I have an art background through college and she has helped me get my mind opened to new ways of looking at the obvious things around me that I forgot to look at! -Holly A.


Are you stuck in your creativity? Unsure where to find creative inspiration? Want to increase your creativity?

What if I told you that creativity is all around you, you just have to stop and look? In this creativity class I will help you to think with more creativity in any area of your life through different creative exercises. I give you the creative tools to use the resources and the environment around you to think with more creativity from here on forward. I use the knowledge from my BFA degree in Creative Writing and minor in Psychology to work your mind creatively with various creative exercises. Doing a couple creative exercises isn't enough to boost your creativity, I want you to have the entire treasure chest of creativity so you can draw creative inspiration from it, no matter where you are!

Creative thinking and creativity is not just for artists, anyone can think with more creativity starting today! Creativity is all around you, you just need to know how to look at things.

I want you to gain creative thinking knowledge, creativity and hands on experience as fast as possible. Almost all of the creativity lectures will have a creative thinking exercise for you to complete. The best part about this creativity class is that I not only walk you through the creative exercise but I complete the exercise with you and share my results at the end to keep you moving forward with your creativity.


Creativity Class Goals

  • Know how to use the environment around you to boost your creative thinking and creativity
  • Understand the creative mindset you need to be in to maximize your creativity
  • Receive the teacher's help if you have specific questions or if you are stuck in your creativity

Sign up for this creativity class today and let's not only get you to start thinking with more creativity but open your mind to the endless creative possibilities that you are capable of! Learn how to unleash your creativity today!

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1. Welcome To This Creative Thinking Exercise Workshop: Hi there. Are you stuck creatively? Want to start thinking more outside the box or looking for inspiration on your next project than this course is for you? Not only have I received multiple art awards throughout my entire school career, but on my YouTube channel that a dedicated to mainly arts and crafts for six years now has over 4.5 1,000,000 views. So what's my secret? Creativity and creativity is exactly what I'm gonna teach you in this course. I'm going to talk about what creativity is, how to get into the creativity mindset. What enhances and stops the flow, creativity and the best way for you to get into the creative mindset is to the hands on exercises. In this course, not only am I going to explain the exercise to you, but I'm going to complete the exercise and then share my results with you. So you won't ever have to wonder if you did the exercise correctly. So go ahead and roll. Today I am excited to meet you. And I cannot wait for you to start using creativity to your advantage. 2. Introduction to This Creative Thinking Workshop: Hi there. Welcome to the inside of this creative thinking workshop. My name is Tatiana Ambrose, and I will be your creative instructor throughout this course. So this course was created for those of you that are starting out in your creativity on your creative journey, along with those creatives who are completely stuck, who are lacking the inspiration and truly want to find and be inspired to pursue whatever creative projects they have in mind. I have been creative since I was little, from drawing to riding too abstract, anything and everything I have pretty much dabbled in. But the one thing that makes you stand out is your creativity, your creative style. So if you or someone that is creatively stuck or want to be more creative than this is gonna be the perfect course for you in this course, we're going to go through different exercises, and each exercise is gonna focus unchallenging you creatively from writing to drawing to looking at something a little bit more differently and just overall getting you creatively motivated. Now, as you go through this course, the one tip I have for you is to complete each and every exercise even if it's something that you feel that you're not good at simply because what you feel you are not good at by simply completing it, not Onley. Boost your creative confidence. But you might actually find that creative inspiration from that exercise that you simply didn't want to do because it's something that you don't do on a regular basis. So if you're someone that doesn't like, drawing doesn't like writing as you go through the scores, put those dislikes aside and give each exercise a chance. And, of course, if you are stuck at any point off this course, you have questions you can post in the public Q and a section of this course. Or simply click on my shorter profile and send me a private message. I am here to help you. So with that being said, let's continue wants and next lecture 3. Supplies needed for this course: So now we're into the supplies. What supplies are you gonna need to complete these different exercises? Those will include writing instruments, pens, pencils, markers, sharpies, notebook, paper, drawing paper, pattern paper and even computer paper, books, magazines or online articles of your choice. I suggest you have multiple sources to choose from because we will be using them more than once. Scissors, an Exacto knife and even a utility knife, tape and duct tape. A timer. I'm just gonna be using one of my phone and any other craft supplies you have around your house. Go ahead and gather them all and have him in front of you. So when the time comes for the exercises, you're not scrambling around trying to find a specific thing. You are ready to go. Let's continue on 4. Define Creativity: So before we move on any further, it is Onley right for me to talk about creativity. What is creativity? Creativity is your ability to think outside the box to think and make new things. Now some people think that creativity is only for artists or creativity is something that you're born with me. Personally, I think everyone has their own creative traits and their own creative thinking process on Lee if they tap into it. Creativity is for anyone and everyone. And creativity is also the ability of you to think outside the box when it comes to solving any and all problems. Because as we go through life, life is nothing but obstacles that you have to fix. Find solutions for an overcome. So at the end of the day, creativity can be used in all aspects of your life, and the more you use your creativity, the more comfortable and confident you become in your creative mindset. The more people want you to be on their team, whether it's for business, whether it's for personal reasons or whether it's just a hobby group. Creativity is one off those traits that people desire. So as we go through this course, I hope to really give you a creative boost to help you start thinking outside the box and to hopefully give you creative inspiration for any and all of your future creative projects . 5. What To Keep In Mind Throughout This Creativity Workshop: as you go through this course, the one thing I want you to keep in the back of your mind is to not censor yourself when it comes to using your creativity. So what I mean by censoring yourself is as you grow up, you have what is right, what is wrong, what is acceptable by society, what is not acceptable by society. So you try to have a correct answer in this course. As you go through the exercises, there isn't gonna be a right answer. The more original creative and crazier ideas are, the more I'm going to love it yet. If you're someone that's gonna be struggling with not censoring yourself, I'm going to suggest that you take this course all the way through, complete all of the exercises and then come back to the first exercises and re do them simply because you will now start to think outside the box and come up with new information that you previously were censoring your cell phone. And of course, if there's an exercise that you don't feel comfortable with, you're not sure where to go. I will be also showing you my results for each of the exercises to one help you move forward and to show you that it's OK to think outside the box. It's okay to come up with a goofy answer, because on this great of journey you are discovering your creative style, your creative thought process. And if you are ever stumped and you're looking for more inspiration, you can go into the Q and a section of this course where previous students have shared their results. And let me tell you what they air some fantastic results. So if at the end the course you wanna post a result exercise or to feel free to do so, let's continue on to the next lecture. 6. What Mindset You Should Be In: Hi. So, along with not censoring yourself, I want to take a moment to talk about the mind set. You should be in prior to starting any of the exercises throughout this course, and that mindset is relaxed and open. A great example is a meditation mindset where you are not focused about how stressed out you are or what you're gonna have for dinner, because those things are not going to help you think more creatively. You can also take a couple minutes and think of a place that relaxes you before starting the exercises. And by simply getting into that state of mind, you will be able to maximize your creativity for each of the exercises, So feel free to refer back this lecture prior to starting any of the exercises. 7. Creative Thinking Exercise 1: Scribble: welcome to our scribble exercise. So a scribble is just something that is done fast, careless and it has no meaning. You've probably scribbled I've scribbled Everyone has probably scribbled at one point or another in their lifetime. But for this exercise, I want you to turn the scribble into an artwork into something tangible into something that makes sense. Now, remember what I said about not censoring yourself and being in a creative mindset as you go through each of these exercises. So as you go through these exercises through all these different lectures, they're gonna have titles. I do not want you to let the title of a lecture box you in And since your creativity. So even though we're starting with a scribble, does that mean that your end exercise result has to be a drawing? No, it honestly does not. If you're someone that cannot draw that does not want to draw When I show you the scribble , you want to turn it into a sculpture, you want to trace it and make a collage feel free to do so. Remember, don't censor and box yourself in. So now let's hop on over and take a look at the scribble before starting the exercise. So this is the scribble that we're going to be working with today. Go ahead and trace it, or even free, hands it on to your piece of paper. It does not have to be perfect, but where you going to do is transformed this scribble into something meaningful, a drawing, a sculpture or even a three d piece of art? Go ahead and pause this video at this time and once you've completed the exercise, press play and I will be waiting for you. 8. My Results For Exercise #1: Welcome back. All right. As you can see, my scribble has turned into a grouchy, cartoon like character. But what did you come up with? If you want to share your results or you're confused or you are stuck post in the discussion question section of the course, I will see you in the next lecture. 9. Creative Thinking Exercise 2: Cloud Surfing: for next exercise. It is something that you most likely have done at one point or another. Gazing at the clouds. Now, honestly, this is one of the exercises that is most under used simply because we're in a busy society . We're going, Going, going, going, going. We might look up at the clouds here and there. But you are not using your outside environment to give you creative inspiration. And the truth is that clouds can give you story. Ideas can give you a new character, Can't even help give you creative inspiration for new patterns. New designs. So now let's hop on over to next exercise and take a look at a cloud pattern and see what you can come up with. Welcome to the cloud exercise. For this exercise, you will have a total of two photos were going to be starting out with this s photo number one. The cloud patterns are a little bit less condensed and easier on the eyes. So what I want you to do for this photo is to write down five things you see in the cloud pattern or that comes to your mind while looking at this photo. So go ahead and press pause. And when you have your five things ready to go, press play and I'll be waiting for you. We are now onto photo number two. As you can see, it's a little bit more busy. The clouds are more condensed, but don't let that scare you off or intimidate you. There's a lot of things that you might be able to find in this cloud pattern. So I want to do the exact same thing. Write down a list of five things that you see in the clouds or that come to your mind while looking at this photo. Go ahead and press the pause button. Now, once you have your list of five things, press the play button and we will continue on. 10. My Results For Exercise #2: welcome back. Okay, So you now have your list of five things, and I am eager to know what you came up with. So for me, I saw a mouse on a sled, a flower, a mouse and a caterpillar on a hill, an elephant chasing a bald headed man, A person with the many umbrella and a toaster. Let's move on to photo number two. Awesome. So you now should have an additional five things on your list making a total of 10 from both of the photos. What did you see for me? I saw hands that were cut together. A sleepy monkey, an alligator head, a face of an older man with glasses and an Afro and a baby. So you have completed the cloud exercise before we continue on to the next lecture. If you feel comfortable sharing what you saw in both of these photos, even if it's one thing, it doesn't have to be the full list of 10 things. Feel free to do so in the question section of this course. Now, the other thing I want you to start thinking about is where can you use these 10 things with me being a creative person. I know. For my list of 10 things, it could be incorporated two story ideas, my poetry and even my abstract art. Okay, let's move. Wants in next lecture. 11. Creative Thinking Exercise 3: Changing Perspectives: So for this next exercise, I am going to be showing you a photo. Now, your mind will logically identify what is in this photo. And then we are gonna be flipping the photo upside down and seeing what you can come up with to give you a fresh perspective, and this can be applied to anything in life. If you're looking at something and you're going, I do not have any creative motivation, inspiration from looking at this. You simply are not looking at it from the right perspective because using your environment for creative inspiration is gonna be one of the easiest. Resource is available to you to keep you moving and get you creatively unstuck. So with that being said, let's take a look at her photo and see what you come up with. Welcome to the exercise. Let's take a moment to look at the correct perspective of the photo. This is a photo of the lake with a boat dock. Now I have changed the perspective of the photo. I have flipped it upside down. I do not want your mind to logically make sense of what is in the photo. Instead, I want you to look at the photo as a whole and write down five things that you see in the photo or that come to your mind while looking at the photo. Go ahead and press pause now to write down your five things. Once you've written the five things, press play and we will go ahead and finish up the exercise. 12. My Results For Exercise #3: all right. What did you come up with For my list of five things? Based on this perspective, I saw a peacock, a polar bear that was sprawled out a porch light Ah, horsehead and a stick guy doing a one arm handstand. Now, as always, I would love to know what you found in this photo. If you feel comfortable posting your results, you're more than welcome to post it in the public question discussion section of this course or even share it with just me by sending me a message. Let's move on to the next lecture. 13. Creative Exercise 4: Scrambled Words For Breakfast: Now we're into these scrambling words. Exercise. So for this exercise, this is where I want you to get your book, magazine or an online article in front of you. And what we're simply going to dio is to skim through your book, magazine or article, write down words that stick out to you, and then we're gonna rearrange those words in hopes of forming new sentences and new ideas . So if you're someone that is creatively stuck, this is a fantastic exercise simply because you're drawing inspiration from an existing source. So if you're up for the challenge, let's continue on now. You should have your book, magazine or an online article in front of you for copyright reasons. I will not be shown you the book that I'm gonna be using. But for first step, we want to skim very quickly through the pages. You don't even want to read the sentences and write down the 1st 10 words that jump out at you. Go ahead and press pause now, and when you've written down, your 10 words will continue on to the next step. So once you have your list of 10 words, the next step is writing a sentence for each of those works. Now, thes sentences cannot be related to the topic where these words came from. So if I was reading a book on dogs, my sentences cannot be related to dogs in any way, shape or for let's look at some examples here. I have dedicated a sentence for each of my chosen words to go ahead and press pause at this time, right? You're 10 sentences and when you're ready, press play great. You now have 10 sentences. Let's take it a step further. What I want you to do is combine 2 to 3 of those sentences into one. Let's look at my example. Now again, I'm gonna be using silently attention. And remember my 1st 3 words. I have turned it into eager attention of silence remembered and crave the feeling of love. This is exactly what I want you to do when it comes to combining those sentences. So go ahead, press pause, right. Five or less sentences combining two or more words and press play once you have completed that, before we move forward. How did you do with this exercise? If you feel comfortable with posting results, go ahead and share them in the Q and a section of this course. And if you feel a little bit frustrated, a little bit stuck, feel free to reach out to me at any time. Otherwise, let's move on. 14. Creative Exercise 5: What Are You Walking On: so we have cloud served. We have changed perspective of what's around us. In this exercise, we are going to be checking the floor. Yes, the floor. The floor is another thing that we just don't focus on. We walk on it, but we don't utilize it for creative inspiration. So from here on forward, after complain this exercise, I hope that you are more aware off what's on the ground and use it to spark your creativity . This can be something such as leaves on the ground or abstract designs found in tile and carpet. If you are in that creative mindset, you will most definitely be able to come up with something new, something different. So in this next exercise, we're going to take a look at some photos, spend at least five minutes writing down what you see. And then I'm gonna share my results with you to show you that, Yes, this is an amazing way to get your creativity up. Let's take a look at the photos. Welcome to our next exercise. So this exercise is very similar to the clouds exercise, and we're going to do the exact same thing. I want you to write down five things that you see in this floor design or that come to your mind while looking at this photo, You can press pause at this time. Once you have written down your five things, press the play button and we will continue on here. We have a concrete floor, you can see a little bit dirty, a little bit war out. So I want to do the exact same thing, right? An additional five things you see in this floor design or that come to your mind while looking at this photo. Go ahead, pauses. Video now and once you have your five things, press the play button. 15. My Results For Exercise #5: Welcome back. What five things did you see in the photo and write down? After looking at this photo, I have found a butterfly, a man carrying a bag of envelopes, another man with a beard holding his glass up and toast an alligator following a blue jay and a mermaid. Now let's move on to photo number two. So what did you see in this floor pattern For me? I saw a snarling mountain lion, a sailboat, a dove, a seal and a lady and address and a bonnet. So how did you do with this exercise? I want to take a moment to remind you that if at any point something doesn't make sense, you are confused or you are struggling with this exercise or any of the previous exercises to please feel free to reach out to me. Send me a private message so I can help you get the most out of this course. When it comes to thank you more creatively 16. Creative Exercise 6: Sticks and Stones Will Inspire The Unknowns: so twigs and leaves the everyday objects that people ignore. Why? Because there is an abundance of it. They're everywhere. So we just walked past them or rake him up, put him in the back. But for this exercise, I want you to either take twigs or leaves, which right now found outside have zero value. And I want you to turn it into something valuable that is not only gonna be attractive to you, but potentially two other clients. Because, let's be honest, you can make money being creative. Creativity is a valuable trait tohave. So, if you're ready, go ahead, take some leaves, take some twigs and turn it into something valuable. Welcome to the exercise. Okay, So for this exercise, we will be using sticks. So you need to go outside and grabs many or is little. Doesn't matter how big or small they are. This is gonna be my pile that I'm gonna be working with. And now you are going to make the magic happen. Transform these sticks into something valuable. Give it significance. So go ahead and pauses. Video now transform this pile of sticks and press the play button when you've completed the exercise 17. My Results For Exercise #6: and we are back. So you made the magic happen and transform the sticks into something valuable. What did you come up with for me? I decided I was going to make a sculpture of some sort, so I took a para nail clippers. Since I figured out those were the easiest way to clip the sticks down so all four feet were even. And then I took some wire and connected all the pieces together. And ta da. I haven't decided whether this is going to be a horse or a deer. I still have a little bit of work to do polish up this little statue, but it is on its way to becoming something awesome. Great job on using your creativity and completing this exercise. Let's move on to the next lecture. 18. Creative Exercise 7: Unassociation Game: So as we're going through life in school, we were taught to give the right answer because a right answer equals what good grades a gold star, a pat on the back. But a right answer stops the flow of your creativity. So in this next exercise, which I look at it more as of a game, I'm going to give you a word. And I want you to write a word that is not associate ID to this word that I give you simply because I want you to stop boxing yourself in with what's right. What's wrong? How are they going to see me when I do this creatively? When I complete my creative project, there isn't a right answer. When it comes to your creativity, there is Onley stopping yourself from being creative. So as an example, if I give you the word cat, you're not gonna write Hiss. You're not gonna write milk. You're not going to write me out. You're going to write something random like tapioca. And this is what's going to start getting your creativity up. Getting you inspired and helping a creative mindset develop into understanding that you do not have to think like society wants you to start being different. Start coming up with something surprising, something wacky, something new. So if you're ready, let's start the UN Association game. Welcome to the exercise. So this exercise you can either choose to write down your word that is unassociated to the word I give you or just go along and say it verbally. What I'm gonna do is give you 10 words. And then at the end, the exercise. I will give you my random words that pair up with the 10 words I give you. Let's start Text message Rain, Great green Russia Truck Water Happy ladybug nail. 19. My Results For Exercise #7: Well, how did you dio? If you're like me, I did have a little bit of trouble. My mind is so used to associating a word with thoughts, feelings, other images that thinking of a completely unrelated word was difficult. And if you're in the same boat as me, at least you're getting the practice. So I'm proud of you for getting through the exercise. So here is what I came up with for this exercise. Nail clouds, ladybug cheese, happy socks, water, purple truck toothbrush, Russia kangaroo green air conditioner, grape tennis shoes, rain pizza, text message pancake. Ah, final quick note before we continue on is to let you know that if there is an exercise or multiple exercises that you have struggled with, feel free to let me know. And I will be more than happy to add additional exercises in the specified lectures to give you more practice 20. Exercise 8: Switch Everything Up!: switching it up. So sometimes when you do something so many times, you become what, comfortable, comfortable doing it that sometimes your mind goes into auto pilot. Ah, personally, I have been driving a certain route so many times that sometimes a recent destination. And I'm like, Holy cow, was I even paying attention? How did I get here so fast? But that's because my mind was an autopilot to where I desensitized myself to the surroundings around me. Now that doesn't mean I wasn't paying attention while driving. It's just I was in my own little world kind of zoning out on my morning drive, and that's the thing that is going to keep you creatively stuck. When you are in your comfort zone in your little comfort bubble, you cannot have creative inspiration. So in this next exercise, I want you to wake your mind up and we're going to start small by simply changing what you write on where you write on and what instrument you write with. Welcome to her exercise. Now, this is gonna be one of the simplest exercises, and there are two steps. Step one is to identify what you normally write with And what service do you normally write on? And Step two is to completely changed those two things. So for me, I write in a college ruled notebook with a black pet, and I switch that up, too, a gigantic piece of paper on my door, and I'm now using a colorful marker. A few other ideas to consider is if it's sunny out, not gonna raining time soon. Take some chalk and go outside and right on her driveway or sidewalk. Or you can even take some washable window markers and write all over your car. Why not get creative? Switch everything up, wake your mind up and hopefully we get the creativity rolling. 21. Creative Exercise 9: Overflowing with Words: in this free riding exercise. This is gonna be geared towards all of my creatives that are censoring themselves. Ah, free right. Exercise is basically where you take your pen and paper and you write and Onley, right for seven minutes. You're not writing and focusing on punctuation, grammar sentence structure. And you're not even writing something going back and re reading it. No, this free right is pen on paper without lifting up this pen for seven full minutes, you're just going to write and write and write. You might start with one idea. It goes something completely different. You get an emotion. And in the end, it turned into something completely different than we started with. So if you're ready to challenge your creativity, see where it takes you not censoring herself for a full seven minutes and see what you come up with For your free reading exercise, the topic will be on where you will be in five years. So five years from now I will be where What will you be doing? How will you look? Where will you live? What will you have accomplished by then? Consider all of these things while writing so go ahead and pause this video. Set your timer for seven minutes right for the full seven minutes and press play once the timers up. Welcome back. Great job on completing a full seven minute free writing exercise. Now, if you feel the need to go back and re read and start editing what you wrote, I would strongly not recommend it at this time simply because you will be going back into the censoring mindset. And that is exactly what we were trying to avoid by doing this exercise. So I'm not saying you can't ever edit your work, but save it towards the end the day. So for now, go ahead and set your free writing exercise to the side and let's continue on to the next lecture. 22. Creative Exercise 10: Creativity Search: so if you haven't caught on yet, I absolutely love using nature as my creative inspiration resource. But the other thing you can dio is used the Internet. We're on the Internet. At one point or another, we cannot avoid technology. So in this exercise, we're gonna be utilizing YouTube. Yes, YouTube, by simply watching videos that you would normally skip. And in these videos, I hope that you grab new pieces information that you can take back to your creative project , your creative idea or your current problem in hopes of getting your creativity sparked, get you inspired, find solutions and move yourself forward. So if you're ready, let's take a look. So this exercise is pretty simple, but let me go over the rules to make sure we're on the same page. First, I want you to clear your history in cash and sign out of YouTube. If you're currently signed in next, you will start scrolling through the YouTube home page and click on a video that you would most likely skip. Watch that video and continue watching videos until you have three new things you did not know written down. Then come on back to this exercise. You can go ahead and pause the video at this time 23. My Results For Exercise #10: So what three new things did you learn? I watched about four different YouTube videos, and I have learned that cinnamon water combat sour nous There is such a thing as a mathematician, and it's impressive. And the third fact is, on Snapchat, there's about 9000 photos posted every second. That is a lot of photos and most likely, even more. Now that I've read you that fact now, could any of my three new learned fax help me in the future when it comes to thinking creatively coming in with a new idea? Potentially. I definitely think it has potential. So what I would do is save your list and continue adding on Selous. Keep your mind sharp until you're able to use this with your next creative project. 24. Creative Exercise 11: Positive Mistake: Now, when you make a mistake, what is a mistake? It's easer, an opportunity for you to learn and grow from that mistake or an opportunity to make it better. So in this creative exercise, I am going to be showing you a mistake, and together we're going to turn it into something even better. This type of mindset and using your creativity in mistakes can actually help you come up with something amazing when it comes to thinking of ideas for your next creative project, or even looking at mistakes as opportunities for creative inspiration. So if you're ready, let's hop on over and take a look at this mistake. Welcome to the next exercise. So for this exercise, you will need your piece of pattern paper and a pair of scissors. Now with your scissors, I want you to randomly puncture three holes into this piece of paper, make it random and careless. You composite this time toe. Add your three punctured holes so now you have your pattern piece of paper with three punctured holes. Right now you're looking at a mistake because before I used to be a perfect piece of paper . Now it's time to get to work. I do not want you to cover up the holes by simply fixing it with tape. I want you to turn this into an opportunity to create something equally as good, if not better. You can pause the video at this time, and once you have transformed this mistake, go ahead and press the play button. 25. My Results For Exercise #11: Welcome back. What did your three whole mistake turn into? Let me share with you how I transformed my piece of paper. First, I took my utility knife and cut out an abstract design, removing two of the punctured holes. Next I cut out a circle around the third punctured hole. Then I over laid my pattern piece of paper on top of a mint green construction paper. Finally, I took my gold pin and added more of a pop to my abstract design. So from here on forward, I want you to remember this exercise. Whenever you make a mistake of any sort, cannot be turned into an opportunity. All right, let's move forward to the next lecture. 26. Creative Exercise 12: Random + Brainstorming: welcome to the random word brainstorming exercise. So in this exercise it's going to be pretty fun. I want you to take your book article or anomaly source. Now these are gonna be different from the previous exercise, and I want you to have thes three sources in front of you. If you don't have a book or a magazine, have at least 2 to 3 different sources, whether it's your laptop with an article and your phone with an article two books in front of you three books in front of you. And what I want to do is to write down your problem or creative project idea that you are stuck on. So if it's I'm creatively stuck right now, I want you to then skim through the's different articles, different magazines, books and write down the words that stick out to you. Then we're gonna pair these words with your problem or creative project idea, and I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how your mind is able to pair up random words with your problem or with your creative project idea to help move your forward. So let's hop on over and see what we come up with. Welcome to our random word brainstorming exercise. So the first thing you need to do is write down your topic idea or problem that you are trying to solve. Then you're going to take your book magazine or an online article and pick five words that are completely unrelated to your topic, idea or problem. And finally, you're going to look at each word and analyze that word to the fullest. And in the end, see if you can correlate it back to your topic, idea or problem. Let's look at an example. So for this example, I am going to use the word management. Some of the things I want to look at related to sport is, what does it mean? How is this word used? What do you associate with this word? What is theon set of management? And can this word correlate to my topic? Ideal or problem? Now, if you're sitting there going well, this is going to be hard, not a problem. What I suggest to utilize is a website called Visual the saurus dot com. So what you do is you under your word of choice, which for me it was management and then visual. The source will give you a list of words relating to your word. From here, you can treat those individual words as their own. So what is it me and how is the word used? What do you associate with the word and what is the opposite of that word? And in the end, you have a nice brainstorming map that you can use to see if anything on that brainstorming map can correlate back to your topic idea or problem. Okay, go ahead and press pause now and see if any of those words will help you to move forward in your problem topic or idea. 27. My Results For Exercise 12: welcome back. So were you able to find a random word and correlated to your problem or idea? If not, do not worry. This is your first time to win this exercise. So don't be too hard on yourself when I do the random word brainstorming For me, it is a 50 50 chance. So 50% of time I might be able to correspond a word that is completely unrelated to my problem or idea and come up with a solution or get the idea moving and the other 50% of the time. I don't come up with anything. And I am just not able to correlate Miranda word to my problem or idea which is okay. Because at the end of the day, your mind has engaged in creative thinking, which is always a plus in my book. Not every exercise will deliver on the results, but at least you went through to see if this was going to be the exercise that gave you that creative spark to get you moving forward again. 28. Creative Exercise 13: What's The Alternative?: moving right along. So in this alternative uses exercise, we are going to be taking four paper cups and transforming them into something completely different, something that it did not originally have a use for. So a paper cup is meant for drinking. What can you do with this paper cup that is going to result into something completely different, completely new? This exercise helps your creativity in the fact that sometimes you can take something that society says it's meant for this purpose and this purpose only and change it into something completely different, completely new and give it as gifts, make money from it, or simply get yourself creatively unstuck. When you are comfortable taking an ordinary object and turning it into something different , you know that your creativity is up. You know that you are creative. Go ahead and take your four cups and turn them into something awesome. And once you have created for alternative uses, go ahead and press the play button 29. My Results For Exercise #13: Welcome back. What for alternative uses? Did you find for your paper cups for me? I have transformed my four cups into starting from the left to the right. I have a crown, a lamp shade that if you make enough of can be used for a string of lights, a decorative box. You can give us a gift with something small inside and a gold paper bracelet. This exercise goes beyond being resourceful. Bottom line is, you can find an alternative use for anything. If you step outside the box and use your creativity, let's continue on to the next lecture. 30. Creative Exercise 14: And That Means What?: So in this exercise, if you've gotten this far, it is now your turn. I want to see if you really are in your creative mindset by simply making up a word having a definition and using it in a sentence. So you will have to double check if this word exists. But if it doesn't feel free to make up a definition and use it in a sentence, have some fun with it. Relax, because right now it's just you and me. There is no other person that is judging you. So I want you to come up with something original and fun. Welcome to the word exercise. So at this point, if you've gotten this far in the course, I want to challenge your mind and push your mind a little bit further by making up a word. It's definition and using it in a sentence. If you feel like you're going to struggle with this exercise, what you can simply dio is look around. You write down what you see and then take sections of that word and see if you can scramble it into a completely different word. I know you're gonna do great. So go ahead and write down to made up words definition for each of the words and use it in a sentence. Go ahead and press pause. Now complete the exercise, and once you have your two unique words, press the play button. 31. My Results For Exercise #14: Welcome back. All right. Do you have your two words? Do you feel good about it? Just looking at my two words and makes me chuckle. So I will try to keep a straight face. So my first word is splay Hajto The act of burying or covering anything with sand. An example of that word would be I went to the beach with my brother and I splay hot out him until his head was the only body parts showing word number two, Gray baba. The transformation and extinction of a doctor Oy usually Claude or tourney apart by a dog. And using that in a sentence would be I bought a stuffed squirrel for my dog. And in 10 minutes it was great. Baba uh, all right. That was an awesome exercise. I loved it. I hope you guys had a much fun as I did. But basically, this exercise takes you back to the days where you were little. You weren't stressed out or worried. What's going to come tomorrow? You were in the now you're using your imagination and using your creativity. And that's what I love to see. And as always, if you feel comfortable sharing your results with myself and the other students. In this course, you can always post it in the question section of this course, or you can send me a private message. 32. Creative Exercise #15: Conversation: So I hope that you are having fun in this course, coming up with a lot of different and new ideas that you don't know where possible and hopefully going to be using it in your future creative projects. But for this lecture, I want to give you a creative challenge of the week. So by the end of this week, I want you talk to a stranger for some of you. You may have recently talked to a stranger. For others, it may have been a little bit too long, but talking to a stranger can sometimes really push you into a new idea, a new thought for a creative project. And in the end, it's a win win for you. Now, I know some of you may be shy when it comes to talking to a stranger, so I'm going to give you a few tips to get the conversation started. Now let me share with you my tips that I use when it comes to talking to people. Some days I am very outgoing, and other days I just feel shy. But no matter how I feel, I usually end up talking to people anyways, so tip number one. Ask questions As you start thinking more creatively, your curiosity will build. And if the Internet doesn't have the answers, most likely a person will. So things like, Hey, how did you do that? How did you make that work Great when starting conversation. Tip number to share information Don't just consistently asked question after question after question. Make sure to add your thoughts, your opinions and your experiences to the conversation. Tip three. Give compliments freely. People like receiving compliments. So this is one way to start a conversation. Something like, Hey, I like your watch. Thank you. I got it. So and so when I was on vacation at so and so Boom, you now have started a conversation. Now, at this point, if I still cannot convince you to walk up to a stranger and start conversation, I have tip number four, which is you have to stand out, and by standing out you will have people that will complement you or even ask you questions . Just remember that every person is unique and has their own experiences and stories to share. Some of these stories might strike up your creativity, give you on your idea or have you make a specific change, which might require using creativity to accomplish, but you won't know unless you start talking to everyone and anyone around you. 33. Creative Exercise 16: Not Censoring Circle: Welcome back to this next exercise. In this exercise, we're going back to not censoring yourself. Simply put, I want you to be challenging yourself creatively. So if a specific exercise challenged you, it kind of got you stuck bouncing back to another. Not censoring exercise is gonna be the perfect way to get your creative mindset back on track. So for this exercise, I am going to show you a circle. I want you to take eight different colors and color in the circle. This is a great exercise for all my creatives and anyone that likes to do anything. Art therapy related. Simply designing your very own circle art piece. Now you might be thinking, How is this not censoring myself, Tatiana? Well, for starters, there isn't a right and there isn't wrong. So while you are deciding on how to color in the circle with your eight colors, you're also relaxing your mind because when you're coloring the circle, you are letting your mind kind of wander. You are not forced to think about something specific, which in turn relaxes your mind and get you back on the right creative track. So if you're ready, let's continue on. So here is my circle that I traced with a blue pin. Go ahead, make your circle whatever size, however big, however small, choose eight colors and colored in, and I will see you in the next lecture to show you my results. 34. My Result For Creative Exercise #16: So how did your circle turnout? As you're looking at your circle, it might be very detailed, very simplistic or somewhere in between. But it does use all eight of your colors that you picked so out of those eight colors, what color stands out the most And why, as you were coloring, why did you pick the shapes that you picked? What was the inspiration? And as you were coloring your circle, what thoughts popped into your head? I want you to just kind of sit and look at your circle and write all these different things down because as you're looking at my circle at your circle, you might think that there was no reasoning behind it. But I'm here to tell you that there waas there was something in the back of your head that made you color a circled this specific way and choose the colors that you did So for me I love the color silver. I love anything bright. I love anything shiny. So silver and bronze were to Sharpie colors that I absolutely loved and went for as my top two favorites. As you can see there in the center and then all around the outside. I have stripes, some are colored in, some aren't. And as far as what made me start drawing my circle this way, my inspiration was definitely the soft ocean waves. So, as you can see, the silver imitates the waves. The bronze can be seen as the dark beachy sand, and then I have neon green for the grass, and then my stripes, I just want with the flow. But so many times stripes typically remind me that you shouldn't be perfect. And as you can see, my stripes are not 100% straight. They're not all going the same way. They don't have a specific stripe that's in the center, to the writer to the left that's colored in on all three different sections. So all of these different things different thoughts that were going through my mind contributed to me coloring my circle this specific way. So go ahead, take a look, your circle, see if he can shot anything down about your circle and then let's move on, said next lecture 35. Creative Exercise 17: Idea Collaboration: So you've talked to a stranger. You've brainstorm your ideas. What is the next up in this creative thinking project? If you are ready to take it a step further in your creativity, that is gonna be collaboration. Now for a collaboration, it is basically you and another person or even more than one person contributing to a creative project. So what you would want to do is first decide who you are going to collaborate with you, that is on the same creative level as you. And if they're not on the same creative level, what strengths can they bring to this creative project for me, when I collaborate with someone, it is typically someone that I trust that I go to when I need help with making a decision and someone that I know who supports my creativity. So if you're working on a writing piece or an art project, who can you collab with at least one other person, if not more, that can contribute to your creative project, make it stronger and in turn give you their insight into how to make this project even better. When it comes to creative thinking, it does not only have to be you. So you've talked to a stranger. But now, if you are ready to go to next step, go ahead and collaborate on your next creative project with someone else. 36. My Results For Exercise #17: all right. So looking at my profile here with some of the courses that I have taught in the past, it includes a couple people that I have collaborated with. So the first collaboration had to do with creativity. It was this course with Alex. Then I partnered with Nicole, who is a licensed veterinary technician for this course. And then a couple months back, I did another course with Alex. So I knew that with this course having to do with meetings, I can definitely handle the creative thinking aspect when it comes to boosting the creativity in meetings. Then for this course, Nicole has a lot more experience when it comes to dog care in the vet field. So I utilized her knowledge that she had gained from school and from working closely with other doctors for this course and then my latest collaboration with Alex for this Rover platform course. The reason why I collaborated with him was because I know the Rover platform. But his section in this course helped give more insight into how to promote your dog business online, offline and locally and expand. If you want to eventually build a dog empire. So as you can see, with thes three courses. Yes, I could have done them myself, but with using the knowledge that Alex and Nickel provided to each of these different courses there now stronger and more comprehensive. So what ideas have you come up with? Are there specific people that are coming to mind that you think a collaboration would actually benefit you for a future project? 37. Creative Exercise 18: Public Library Search: for this next grade of project. I am going to need you to take your creative journal, and we're gonna go on a road trip by this road trip. What I'm talking about is you going to your nearest public library most the time. I am all about being in your creative space, being in the right environment that's going to inspire your creativity. But it is always nice to go into a new environment that you typically don't hang out in. And a public library is one off those fantastic places. Now, when you go to a library with your journal, I want you to just keep an open mind by what books stick out to you. What conversation bits stick out, what colors? What designs anything and everything that you can use for your future creative projects. I want you to jot down in your creative journal well at your public library. The point of this creative thinking workshop is not to just give you exercises that are going to challenge you mentally that you can do at home, but to get you out of your comfort zone. If you don't have enough information, enough things to work with in your creative journal. How are you going to think of your next creative project? How are you going to stay inspired? So this exercise I know is asking for a lot. But I know that somewhere close to there is most likely a public library that you can go to and sit for 15 30 minutes, that's it. And just write down inspirational bits about anything and everything in this environment that you can use for your future creative projects. 38. My Results For Exercise #18: So for my public library road trip, the library was about 15 minutes from my house I got there. I had a guest pass. I went and logged into one of the public computers, and then I started to just kind of observe everything around me. There was a cute elderly couple that had to use the printer, so the husband was using the printer and she was just keeping an eye on him from one of the tables that was at the library. I didn't take a picture of that, but I jotted it down because it was just so cute. And then behind me, there was this big figuring hanging from the ceiling. I honestly have been to this library, and I have never noticed this before. I've been there at least five different times in the past four months, So I was looking at it, and I was like, Wow, your big and I totally missed you. And then with it being around the holidays, they had pretty lights flashing in the window around the bookshelves and then in front of the computers. It was just a long road of at least nine computers, I believe if I'm not mistaken on the wall. They had historic photos off this library and the area and just looking through, you can see the different black and white photos of what this area used to look like in the past. So I took a couple photos. I jotted stuff down in my notebook, and I think this is actually a lot of good information that if I'm stuck, I can go back to and just kind of skim over and see if I can use any of this information in my next poem or story or painting. 39. BONUS #1: hi there. So by now you should know how to get to your creative mindset. Staying your creative mindset, not censor yourself and use the resource is in your environment and around you to think more creatively. One more thing. I want to share with you our two websites to give you further creative inspiration. If you are stuck, let's check them out. Our first website is instructive bols dot com, A website that gives you tutorials on anything. If you are not crafty, don't worry. You don't have to make anything on this website again. It is just to give you creative inspiration to see what is out there, what people have done with specific objects. The two things we're gonna look up on both websites is paper and business. So I have typed in the word paper and the first option I like is that there's a drop down menu off things related to paper that you can select. But I'm gonna go with option two. I'm just gonna click, enter and see what the results show me. So, for my paper results, my top options have a paper star how to age paper, paper, baskets, paper rose flower and paper machine. So here a few inspirations to spark your creativity if you're working with a product related to paper now, business was the second search that I did on instructive als dot com, and we have business sign ege business card holders, business cards, credit cards that you can use and reuse in different ways. Let's move on to website number two. Now The second website are recommend is Pinterest dot com. You will have to sign up with your email or through Facebook, but it is completely free. Let's start our test searches. So when I searched for paper, the first thing I want you to notice is right below the search bar. It gives you options to narrow down what type of paper you're searching for. So paper, flowers, paper mache, a paper crafts do it yourself paper, paper art, etcetera. Now, if you choose not to narrow down your search results, you can start scrolling through Pinterest. And as you can see right from the get go paper flowers are gonna be the number one thing popping up and then as a scroll through, I'll be able to see different types of people results next was a business search on Pinterest. Once again, you can narrow down your business search to business, fashion, business outfits, business ideas, etcetera but without narrowing down the search. As you can see right from the start, Pinterest gives you a diverse selection of business related topics. So that concludes the search test for Instructor Bols and Pinterest. Both of these websites are great for creative inspiration, but Pinterest's did offer more diversity where instructive ALS is specifically tutorials, instructions on how to create something. Pinterest was more diverse as, and it gives you links to books, links to videos and links to other websites. So go ahead and play around on these websites and see which one gives you creative inspiration. 40. Creative Exercise 19: Uplevel Your Creativity: now, if you are bored and you don't know what your next creative project is gonna be, most likely you have plateau in your creativity, which typically is all about you have gone comfortable in your creativity. You don't have enough inspiration around you to go to your next project to complete your next creative project. So for this exercise, I want you to up level your creativity. I want you to take it to the next level. Now I know all of us are in a different creative niche. But if I was to give you an example, I love to paint on small campuses, so to up level my creativity. Because I have 50 plus small canvas paintings, I would up level my creativity by painting on the biggest campus I could find. Now, if that sounds too intimidating, maybe start with a medium size and then move up to the biggest of the big size canvas panel . But that's what I mean when I am telling you, you need to up level your creativity. So if you're someone that likes to write poetry and you're stuck on completing your poetry book that's supposed to have 25 poems. You can up level your creativity by creating a personalized image per poem per page and buy up leveling. I don't always mean you have to double the amount of work. So if you have your book of 25 poems, you don't have to double it to 50 poems. But how can you take this poetry book and add more to it without increasing the amount of poems? So images having a special guest in your poetry book, including tips and tricks, or maybe even your insight on how this book was created? How can you uplevel your current creative project, that is gonna be your next exercise? And I know these are getting harder, but as we're moving through this course, if you have gotten to this level, I know that you have what it takes to make it happen. 41. Creative Exercise 20: Non-Dominant Drawing: now, some of my creatives, if not most of you have had doubts at one point or another, and maybe are still currently having doubts when it comes to completing specific creative projects for this exercise, we're going back to not censoring, but it's gonna be a little bit more tricky. So what I want you to do is one pick out your most recent favorite picture, whether it's one that you took, whether it's one that you saw, whether it's your desktop background, what is your current favorite picture? I want you to take your pen or pencil with a blank piece of paper and draw that image with your non dominant hand without lifting the pen or pencil off the paper. Now, when you complete this drawing, is it gonna look like the picture? No, because you're not lifting your pencil or pen off the paper. So 100% it will not look like the image, and that's what I want. And then for two, drawing with your non dominant hand is going to be challenging in itself because that is a hand that you normally don't use. Now. Fourth, this exercise specifically, I want you to really keep track of your mental state while doing this one I do not want perfection to. I want this image to be unique. So if it looks exactly like the picture that you are drawing, you did not do the exercise correctly. I want you to take your time, and I want you to complete this exercise without getting frustrated. But completing an art piece that is going to have your own specific touch now, if you don't have an image, I'll show you the one I'll be working with. And if you want to pause the video at that time and draw the image that I'll be drawing feel for to do so. So here is the image that I am going to be using. And yes, it is a little bit more of an advanced image. It's not something simplistic. And I chose this because I want to challenge myself in the back of my mind as a creative I am not doubting my ability on Oh my gosh, this image is going to turn out to be so ugly. Everyone's gonna think it's ugly. No one's gonna like it. Why? Because my doubts if I have any doubts about doing something are telling me that, Yes, I should go ahead and conquer it. So the next time you're down on yourself, switch your mindset and realize that when you have doubts, it means that you should be completing it. So if you're looking at the CIMB Ege and you're thinking I don't think my non dominant hand can imitate anything in this image, this is the exact image that you should be using. So go ahead. If you want to use this image, pause this video at this time. Otherwise, take your photo, put your pen on paper and let's see what you come up with. 42. My Results For Exercise #20: So here is my exercise result with my non dominant hand without taking my pen off of the paper. So, as you can see, we took a very intricate image and by drawing with your non dominant hand, it really simplifies it. And in a way, this is an art piece of its own. But let me be honest with a couple things first. This definitely was a challenge for me. It's been about, I would say, a year since I have done this exercise so I could definitely tell that I was rusty because as I was drawing, for example, when I was drawing this dog's legs, my hand was like, No, we're going to, like, extend his legs. It was the weirdest thing ever. So I could tell that my non dominant hand coordination was a little bit rusty, which was perfectly fine. But it was just a mental note that hey, if you take a year before doing this exercise again, you're gonna be rusty. And then for two, I didn't realize how simplistic this image was going to turn out. I thought I wanted it to be a little bit more intricate, but when I actually started drawing this dog, I realized that I don't think I would be able to get the details as intricate as I wanted it to be. So this was my first draft. If you're not happy with this drawing again, repetition is gonna equal improvement. So if I did this drawing off this dog 10 times by the time I did the 10th drawing of this dog, I guarantee you you would seen improvement from the very first drawing to the 10th drawing . But how did your drawing turnout? Was it more difficult than you anticipated? And have you learned anything from this exercise about yourself, the way you draw with your non dominant hand, your coordination and the way you perceive and relate an image on paper? 43. Creative Exercise 21: 20 is the New 30 : so 20 is the new 30 exercise. Now, if you've gotten to this point and you have actually completed each of these different exercises up until now, you have different bits and pieces for various creative projects that you can pursue here in the future. I am I right. But for this exercise, I, which was specifically focus on your creative projects. I want you to write 20 different ideas for potential creative projects that you can complete in the future. Now, why am I choosing the number 20? Because after the 5 to 10 project ideas, it's gonna get tricky. And that is where you're going to really kick up your creativity and start thinking about what am I good at? What can I use to complete this project? That project which can stem into well, I have this material and this material combination. It's just like a spider up. So you have points connected with points, and by the time you reach number 20 for a potential creative project, your creativity is definitely going to be up. So if you're ready, get your pen and notebook paper and start creating your list of 20 potential creative projects before moving on to next lecture 44. My Result For Exercise #21: So four. My 20 is the new 30. When I started, I had a feeling the 1st 10 were going to be pretty easy, and after that I really had no clue what I was gonna be writing. But I just went with the flow so you can see I started out really, really simple. A paper craft. A leather craft, a soda can craft craft for kids Kraft her boys girly crafts, a craft related to a song that I'm listening to an animal related craft occur from a product review video that I've done in the past, or that I'm currently working on a dog Velcro caller craft. And then after the 1st 10 I was like, Okay, I'm kind of running out of ideas, so let's kind of mentally brainstorm and see where it goes. And I got an outdoor craft, a do it yourself sculpture that you can place outdoors a cell phone or a laptop, cover an ornament, craft a do it yourself cord craft, a craft related to sparkles, a craft that deals with antiques, a craft that deals with makeup, a do it yourself home project, renovation craft and even a do it yourself craft with another person. So when I started this exercise, I didn't have any thoughts about Oh, my gosh. 20 different ideas for future creative projects. What are those gonna be? I have no clue. I just went with the flow, and this was relatively easy because it was almost just brainstorming. Because I know what I have in my home. I know what I can record. I know what I can make. It was just what are the specific topics gonna be for each of these different future projects? So how did you do with this exercise? Did you have a little bit of trouble, or did you just go with the flow? And now you have a potential list of 20 future projects you can do in the near future. 45. Creative Exercise 22: The Non-Creative Problem: Moving into our next exercise that is going to be dealing with problem-solving, a non-creative problem. Why? Because I think it's time we should take a break from thinking creatively. Know, you know, that's not going to happen. Okay, So by writing down a problem that is not pertaining to your creativity and solving it, you are going to be using creativity to solve this problem. Because if you didn't need creativity to solve this problem, this would not be a current problem that you're dealing with. So one, write down a non-creative problem that you're currently dealing with and have been dealing with for the past week or longer. Then write down five different ways you can fix it. And typically how this goes is a, I'm going to fix it by doing this. If this doesn't work, I'm going to try this. If this doesn't work, I'm going to try this. If that doesn't work, this and this. So by the time you go through all those five different solutions, if one of those five doesn't work, I want you to write your next five down to get this problem out the way. Because having problems impacts your creativity, but you cannot avoid daily problems, daily obstacles. In your life. There isn't one person on this earth That's like, Wow, I'm problem-free. I never run into any obstacles, any hurdles that have to overcome. That doesn't happen. But I want you to focus on a non-creative problem and then write down five ways you can solve it. And yes, probably by solution four or five, you're going to have to get a little bit creative on how to get this problem solved. So if you're ready and are up for the challenge, go ahead and complete this exercise and I will see you in the next lecture. 46. My Result For Exercise 22: So for my non-creative problem that I am currently dealing with is that I'm always playing catch up around the house with a house project or a house chore. That's always something on the bottom of my list that I don't get to on a consistent basis. So with this, it can affect my creativity in the fact that I always have OH, NH2 this around the house. And he did this around the house or that around the house. Any complete this that I haven't gotten to yet on my mind. So some solutions include removing one of my to-do items from each day. So I have time to do things around the house. That doesn't work. I can remove two of my to-do items from three days out of my week. If that doesn't work, I'm going to dedicate one entire day to just House projects, how shores, if I still can't and get it done and I'm still playing catch up. I'm going to break one of my house project or chores into two different steps. If that doesn't work, I'm going to break that one house project or how store into four different steps and then add the steps onto my schedule towards the end of the week. So as you can see, I did write down six different solutions. And now there should be no reason why I should have playing catch-up around the house as a non-creative problem, which in turn puts everything in sync. And now just freeze up my mind to not have the playing catch up around the house thoughts. And I can fully focus on my creativity because I'm getting everything done. 47. Creative Exercise 23: Say Yes: Welcome to the say yes exercise. So I want you to pick five consecutive days, any five days. And for those five days, I want you to only say yes. And the only exception being is that if it's totally going to just throw off your schedule or that it's not gonna be possible. So if sounds like Hey Tatyana or going on vacation next week, do you want to come down? It's going to be a five-hour, right? Well, that's probably going to be a no because well, if you have something planned already, you have work. You can't just drop everything and go. Sure. I'm going to do a five-hour ride for a weekend trip. That's not probably going to be possible. But aside from those really big plans, I want you to say yes and jot down your experience in your creative journal hand. Of course, how is this going to help you creatively, right? Well, when it comes to saying yes to things that you normally going to say no to. You're going to add different experiences. And the more different experiences that you have, the more inspiration you will have to use for your next creative projects. Because if you keep on saying no to everything, you're going to be where you are right now. So if you're ready, go ahead. Five days saying yes, write down what happens, right down your experiences and then see if you can use anything from the five days for your next creative project. 48. My Results For Exercise 23: So for this saying yes exercise result, it was interesting. I did get a couple new insights into it. But overall, it equaled me doing a little bit more work than I was used to because I was just saying yes to everything and anything. And then at 1, I had to rearrange my schedule because I had someone coming over and I typically am booked Monday through Friday. The weekends is where I'm just a little bit more relaxed. If I don't have a lot planned, I do fun things with family and friends. But when I said Yes, this person was available on Friday. So Friday at two o'clock came over and I just ended up rearranging my schedule, which in the end for me resulted in kinda seeing that I can be more flexible. I know that all of us have our routines. But with the saying yes, nothing went wrong. Nothing was bad. It's just everything was not routine. Everything was just go with the flow. But I was able to get everything done that I had on my schedule for that week. So this was fun and it really improved my flexibility. So how did your say yes, exercise turn out? Was it chaotic or did it go smoothly and give you the same insight as it did me that, hey, we can be more flexible. It's not that big a deal and we still get everything done. 49. Creative Exercise 24: Music Inspiration: So how are you doing with these exercises? Are you able to keep up? Are you able to switch from this place to this exercise to not censoring back into an exercise. How are you doing with it all? I would love to hear back from you as I continue to expand this course. But for this next exercise, you are going to be picking one song and listening to it all the way through. Then I want you to do some research and see how this artist got the inspiration for the song was at something that happened. Was it just a random light bulb moment? How did the artists come about when writing the song? And then what I want you to do is to use the same creative inspiration from this artist for your next creative project. So for example, if the artists went through a breakup and this is how he or she came up with the song. You would think back on your either recent breakup or your worst breakup. And then use that in your creative project, whether it's making a painting, doing a poem, or even just including it into your story. Because we tend to connect to songs on an emotional level. We like a certain genre for whatever reason. We like certain songs because they make us feel happy or they help us cope with something. So pick one song, figure out, and do some research on how the artists got the inspiration for this song. And then use the same inspiration and include it into your next creative project. 50. My Result For Exercise 24: So for my one song, I don't wanna go into what song it was simply because I don't know the copyrights and when it comes to talking about the song. But basically, after doing a little bit of research, the song was about love that was not reciprocated. So for my creative inspiration, I wrote down love that's not reciprocated, so it's one-sided love. And I started thinking, I'm like, I don't have anything really that's dealing with one-sided love. That really is stirring any form of emotional response and me, but I was like one sided and I thought back on my past friendships and there was one that I kind of started thinking about. And so I have just a super, super rough draft going about this one-sided friendship. This smile seems fake. The memories were real. I wanted you on my team, but couldn't grab your hand. Storing the memories under my bed, allowing the dust to settle. So that's what I have right now as a very, very rough draft, but definitely interesting where it went. So just because the song had to deal with love automatically, I went to romantic love. But then as a brainstorm because nothing was clicking, love can appear anywhere. From your love of drawing, your love of writing, your love for a friend, your love for a romantic partner. There's just so many different versions of love. And once I was able to sit with it, brainstorm it, I came up with the perfect start to a poem because I could relate to it. So how did you do with this exercise? Did you have a little bit of trouble or did it boost your creative inspiration? You have something going right now. The you can work with and expand on here in the near future. 51. Creative Exercise 25: Avoid Imitation: Hello, hello, Moving right along to the next exercise. So as creatives, if we sometimes doubt our creativity, we tend to do what imitate. We look at different creative artists around us that we follow. And we go, oh, they're so good, I have to imitate what they're doing because they're successful. And if I do it, I'm going to be just as successful. Well, that's not always how it works out. And the one thing I do not want you to do is to follow and imitate someone else. Now, I'm not saying don't follow the trend. What I'm saying though, is make it unique, make it different. That is how you're going to get people to notice you. Because if you want 100 percent imitate someone else that has already done it, people will see that you are not being creative. You're just really good at imitating someone else's work, someone else's creativity and creative projects. So for this exercise, I want you to look and find one hot trend that is happening right now. Then do a little bit of research as far as what is going on. How are people using this trend for their creative projects? And then I want you to list three ways you can add uniqueness to this trend. How you are going to be different when using this trend in your creative projects. This way, you're still creating things that are in demands, that are hot, that are trending. But you are given it your own unique style. 52. My Results For Exercise 25: So for my hot trend, I was looking for crafts. I want to know what is currently hot right now. So I simply went to and scroll down and they have a popular right now section. So one of the things was teacher gifts was a hot and popular trend at this current moment. So three ways I could take teacher gifts and personalize it, make it unique is to have a personalized frame with leather and beats or a mosaic nameplate specifically for that teacher. And the teacher that I had in mind. She loved to read. So a personalize bookmark that she could cherish forever. And all of these things are durable and can last a very long time. 53. Creative Exercise 26: What would i say or write: Now that you've come this far in this course to this next exercise, you should know by now that in order to be creative, improve your creative thinking skills, it doesn't only have to do with you being alone, thinking by yourself. I want you to use anything and everything around you, including the people. So for this exercise, that's exactly what we're going to do. What I want you to do is first write down your creative topic that you want to complete in the future. Whether it's writing a book, creating an art piece, making a video on a do-it-yourself project. Whatever your creative topic that you want to focus on, write it down. And then I want you to call up at least two people that, you know, support your creativity, that you trust and ask them what they think you would say about this topic or what you would include when it comes to this topic. And, uh, once you have a couple of notes written down, go head and brainstorm and see how you could include this or start branching off from the different subtopics that they have given you about your original topic that you have written down. By doing it this way, if you are ever stuck and you're needing a quick little creativity boost, you know, you have close family, close friends that are going to be there to support you, that know you. And sometimes they see things and your specific thought patterns that when you are looking at your piece of paper, you are just staring blankly at your piece of paper. Confused, lost, don't know where to go and are completely overwhelmed. So this is a fantastic, fantastic, fantastic exercise that I want you to complete and see what you come up with. 54. Creative Exercise 27: Personal Creative Cheerleader: So we have gone through the frustration section of how frustration affects your creativity, how your doubts affect your creativity. And you might start a project and then never complete it. Just like if you complete an exercise, you wait five months and you come back to it, There's a good chance that you are not going to be feeling the exercise like you were today or this week whenever you completed it. So this exercise is not going to be focusing on a creative exercise to get your creativity up, but it is going to be focusing on keeping you in a creative mindset whenever you feel frustrated, stressed, or you have doubts slowly seeping into your mind while completing any of your creative projects. So what I want you to do is to take out a piece paper and fill out that piece of paper from top to bottom with the different positive comments, compliments, and the different awards, achievements, and anything that you have accomplished when it comes to your creativity. And then whenever you have any of those negative emotions, go ahead and read through what you have accomplished, what other people think of you in order to keep yourself in your creative mindset and complete any and all of your creative projects. This is a vital exercise because the one thing I hear on a consistent basis are all my creatives who start a project, are psyched about the project. Who complete these exercises? Who can't wait to expand on these different exercises once they have completed this course. But then it never gets finished. Why? All the negative emotions that come with your creativity. That's why, and I need you to really take this seriously. Because if you can relate to this, I guarantee you, if you have not completed one or more of your creative projects. It is because you have allowed a negative emotion dealing with creativity to take over your projects that equal giving up, quitting or even procrastinating to win when you come back to it, you no longer feel any excitement with this creative project. So go ahead. Take some time as long as you need. Fill out your piece of paper from top to bottom on the different complements, positive comments, achievements, and any other awesome thing that has been said or done when it comes to you and your creativity. 55. BONUS #2: Inspiring A Child's Creativity Introduction: Now we're going to jump straight into how to encourage your child's creativity. Yes, all Children are creative, but over time it could be repressed, and that child would grow up believing they aren't creative in this class. We will cover what isn't allowed when encouraging your child's creativity, the environment you can set up for creativity and end with how a child can even help your creativity. The creativity of a child is so pure and untainted by society that have nurtured the child will grow up and embrace his or her creativity and use it to their advantage. If a person fully embraces their creativity, the options are limitless to what they can accomplish and dio. Better yet, society doesn't stop them from achieving their creative goals. If you have Children of your own or work with Children than this is perfect for you to give you insight into how to encourage your child's creativity before society tries to bury it, let's get started 56. BONUS #2: Inspiring Creativity in Children + Exercises: the innocence, curiosity and creativity of a child is an amazing thing to witness. Children live in their own world as a parent. There are things you can do to encourage the child's creativity. The keyword is encouraged, so let's jump right into it. The first thing you do to encourage a child's creativity is you need a creative space for your child, whether it's a creativity corner or a creativity room dedicated to your child's creativity . In that room, don't just fill it with toys like stuffed toys, trucks or Barbies. Those air okay to have in their a swell, but you want supplies, craft and art supplies that a child can use to create whatever he or she wants. Thes supplies are the perfect opportunity for your child to have some creative freedom in a drawing, sculpting building whatever they want. Number two. No perfection allowed. A child doesn't know what perfection is, but you dio if your child grows up wanting to be a perfectionist, where do you think they got that from? Where do you think that stem from now? As a rule, if it's the only thing you remember from this class in creativity, there is no perfection allowed, no perfection allowed. I personally hate perfection, and I don't usually hate a lot of things. But perfection is one of them. It's unrealistic. It doesn't exist. No one can agree on what perfection is if I see something, and I think that's perfect. The lady beside me is thinking, Well, that needs a B and C changed. And then it will be perfect. Perfection is your own opinion, and you know, everyone has an opinion When your child's Plato fish looks like a circle with tentacles, don't let your preconceived notion of perfection reshaped the Plato fish toe look like a more realistic fish in the child's creative mind. That is what a fish looks like, and that is perfect. You want your child to have his or her own creative vision not grow up coloring inside the lines perfectly and leaving zero room for imagination. Number three. Showcase your child's artwork. Another way to encourage your child's creativity is to show off their work. So is there a specific wall in their creative corner that you can hang up their unique work ? Or do you have a shelf that can hold all off their artwork. If everything I created was just put away and hidden, that defeats the purpose of me creating any artwork for me. My past work at times acts as a creative inspiration. So having your child's artwork on display in a specific area, or even all through the house can boost your child's creativity and creative confidence. So decide where and how you're going to display your child's creative artwork. Number four less control. That's gonna equal more freedom. Nowadays, it seems like parents are beyond strict and dictate their child's every move. That's what happens at work when someone above you is micromanaging everything you dio, you not only feel suffocated but have zero freedom. That's exactly how your child's creativity is feeling zero room for creativity When you control every single aspect, that child isn't going to do anything, anything without Mom. That child's creativity is being suppressed drastically. In order to encourage your child's creativity, there needs to come a point where the parents supervise Onley, supervise they don't dictate, they don't control the child, simply explores, learns and creates art. The other part of control is to not push your child to be creative. Remember in the beginning when I said the key word is to encourage your child's creativity . That means just because you see specific talent in your child or in a child doesn't mean you have to force your child to practice that talent every day, every week you may ask why. Simply put, it kills the passion. There's a difference between me being forced to create a specific art piece because I was told to versus creating it when I'm creatively inspired and in my creative zone as a different example. When I was younger, my mom would always prepare salmon for dinner. I liked it in the beginning. I do remember like a But then it turned into salmon almost once a week is what it felt like , and I would have to sit at the kitchen table until I finished it. Do you think I eat salmon nowadays? No. Heck, no big no to salmon. I was forced to eat it so much that when I see it or have thoughts or someone asked me if I want to have salmon for dinner, it automatically takes me back to my childhood. It's not that I don't like salmon. I can eat salmon if I had to. But let me tell you what. I'm not going to be in it that much for rest of my life. I guarantee you that much. The enjoyment of eating salmon doesn't exist for me because of how much I ate it in my childhood. And let's look at the other aspect. What happens when you are restricted from having something you really want the moment that you have the chance you're going to go all out Now This I do have some crazy stories, which I'm not going to go into detail on. We can talk about that later, but again, connecting the two controlling with restriction or controlling by pushing a child to practice a certain thing because you see the talent does the opposite of what you want. Most of my childhood friends had to practice playing piano. Do any any of them play piano nowadays? Not that I'm aware of. They have jobs that do not involve a piano. Unfortunately, do you see why you dont and shouldnt force a child's creativity? It should only be about encouraging creativity by providing the right environment for creativity to blossom and grow in number five some outside fund When it comes to encouraging your child's creativity, outside is where your child should be. Hanging out outside is where they confined creative inspiration. Thes days. The world revolves around technology, playing video games in front of the TV or playing with different APs on your phone or iPad , or even simply browsing the Internet with no purpose in mind. Technology is not going to encourage your child's creativity. Building and collecting outside items will, though, start having your child or Children played games outside. Spend time outside toe allow nature to encourage their creativity. You have the five senses that can be awakened, the nature that sitting playing video games indoors will not do. Number six. Ask questions and let them make their own story. As I mentioned in the beginning of the class, the curiosity of Children is amazing. The curiosity doesn't come without what questions. Children love asking questions until you are exhausted blue in the face. But the curiosity is such a powerful tool for creativity, So what you can do is to challenge a child's mind by asking questions not just random out of the blue questions, but challenge your child's mind and even have them make their own story endings. So, for example, their favorite bedtime story. Can they change the ending to something completely different? Give them encouragement and see what they come up with. Number seven. Are you creatively stuck? Your child or any child? If you baby sit or are a teacher, can help you with your creative project. Children can help you become more creative if you don't suffocate them or restrict them based on society's standards. When I came home to visit my parents over Christmas break when I was in college, my mom wanted to make a big canvas art piece. I tried to ask her what she wanted me to dio. How did she want me to create it? She gave me zero help. Basically said Abstract are with some white space and brown. So I shrugged and went with the flow and now have a great abstract piece still hanging in the kitchen of her house. So never be afraid. Toe. Ask your child to help if you are creatively stuck because two brains are always going to be better than one 57. Continue Learning With Me : Hi. You have now reached a in this class. So what did you think of this class? 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