Creativity Tool Chest
Julie Jordan Scott
da Vinci had one. So did Charles Dickens. I
have one, too. What do I have in common with
da Vinci and Dickens? We all use notebooks and
journals to collect our ideas, notes, inventions
and random thoughts. I have a variety of notebooks
for a variety of purposes, though my most valued
notebook is a small one that fits into my purse.
It is my idea journal.
I have a random collection of notes, quotes and thoughts
collected over time. I am on my fifth idea journal since
I started carrying one two years ago.
is the single most powerful tool in my Creativity Treasure
is an activity that invites abundance and flow into the
world. It is one way I can bring about positive change for
the people around me. It ripples out into energy that touches
others I with whom I will never interact.
painting and planting and dancing, I am more ready and open
to expressing myself in my most usual form of creativity:
you know that Michelangelo was both a Visual Artist AND
tools do you use to stimulate your creativity?
are unsure how to stir up your creative juices, try different
techniques and art forms to see which fits the best in your
life. I will paint and then write or dance and then write
or plant and paint and craft and make notes in my journal
and finally write.
a creativity chest of drawers which is filled to the brim
with paper, markers, crayon, glue, fabric, paints, brushes,
stickers and lots of other materials to enhance my projects.
I even share happily with my children and their friends.
(They think I collected all this for them!)
I told a friend, "If you had told me two years ago
I would be painting to inspire my writing I would have said,
"Yeah, right!" sarcastically. Now, it is second
nature to pick up some different art form when my inner
self suggests that I do.
been incredibly freeing AND exceedingly productive!
collecting tools to inspire your creativity. At least get
a notebook and several colors of pens to start. Then, be
alert to life. Capture your random thoughts and flashes
of insights as you go about living your life. After three
days, review what you have collected and simply start creating
something: anything at all!
You are on your way!
Jordan Scott (Julie@www.5passions.com)
is a Personal Success Coach who left her career as a government
bureaucrat and built a successful business in less than
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