Often times I thought that you are born with the ability to be creative. I know now that this is not true. Nobody is born with creativity. Creativity is born, forged by people, their experiences, applying these to new situations, out of the box ideas. Once I realized this it hit me. If people are not born with creativity it means you can actually create creativity… somehow. But how? This website is dedictacted to help you create your creativity. Studies have shown that creativity is sparked by a couple of things:

  • Doing something different
  • Doing something completely new to you
  • Getting out of your comfort zone
  • Not being afraid to make mistakes
  • Not being afraid to be judged
  • Not being afraid of people not understanding you
  • Being fine with being different
  • Pushing the boundries of all we know
  • Willing to bend, break, blend, combine and apply things to other environments to create new ideas
  • Not being afraid to put things aside
  • Being aware that for each 10 idea’s only 1 will be a success
  • Being aware of the fact that being original does not exist
  • Willing to make yourself look like a fool by applying different solutions to a challenge

“Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” — Edward de Bono

To be fair my most creative ideas were sparked by going to the toilet or taking a shower. Not thinking about what I am trying to achieve. Often during travels, seeing something new that sparked an idea of something completely different. Regularly after seeing documentaries about something completely unrelated. People are sparked by all kinds of unrelated things. Learning a new language, sniffing up new cultural experiences, traveling the world, building with Lego, painting a polar bear, sculting an Axolotl, reading peoms, listening to jazz or going to the bathroom…

With this website I want to help you create your own creativity by exposing you to wonderful new experiences in all shapes and forms. Music, art, photo’s, fairytales, comics, fanart, quotes, challenges and tips about what can help you become more creative.

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old. — Peter F. Drucker

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