Here's some food for thought for this weekend: Today, I happened upon the post, How to Encourage More Creative Thinking written by Gregory Ciotti. He is the host of Sparring Mind. The article is quite long but there's a lot of good information presented. Here are just a few of the interesting ideas:
- Restrict Yourself - "Research suggests that placing self-imposed limitations can boost creativity because it forces even creative people to work outside of their comfort zone."
Create Psychological Distance - "While it’s long been known that abstaining from a task is useful for breaking through a creative block, it also seems that creating psychological distance may also be useful."
- Ask: What might have been? - "According to research surrounding the process of counterfactual thinking, looking at a situation that has already occurred and asking yourself, What could have happened? can boost creativity for short periods of time."
Check out the complete article and determine how you can apply these ideas to your art.