This may seem trite, but I came across these thirteen secrets about thinking creatively and I needed the reminder. Maybe you do too.
1. Cultivate Sensuality
Discover details of the physicality of materials.
2. Use a Lot of Time
Take enough time for what you are doing and be aware that you've embarked on a lifelong pursuit.
3. Get into the Flow
Encourage a mental state called "flow" that has a connection to creativity.
4. Have an Idea
Think about what you are doing.
5. Don't Know What You Want
Cultivate an inquiring, open mind.
6. Know What You Don't Want
Understand what others have done and how not to repeat it.
7. Stick Your Neck Out
Go against prevailing attitudes if you feel like it.
8. Use Every Tool
Use new tools as needed without throwing out the old ones.
9. Use Every Source
Use sources of images and ideas as if they were tools.
10. Become Skillful
Know when you need to develop skill yourself and when you can use the skill of others. (Stand on the shoulders of giants)
11. Take Yourself Lightly
Have a sense of humor and don't see yourself at the center of the universe.
12. Go into the Ether
Let yourself slip into another world from time to time.
13. Own It
Know that you are doing the work you should be doing.
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