• Challenges,  Creativity,  The Sketchbook Challenge

    Creativity is built on the concept of opposites

    Creative outcomes are based on two opposing processes, and opposites just happens to be this month’s theme for The Sketchbook Challenge. Before you write a poem or story, paint a picture, shape clay, weave beads into a new pattern, or pretty much anything else that involves your creative muscles, you begin to float ideas around in your head. This period of incubation, when you allow your subconscious to take over and dream, is much more effective if you set aside your internal editor and generate as many ideas as you can without passing judgment about the merit of them. Give yourself permission to think about what seems illogical on the…