Daily Creativity #0012

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun!

Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder.

The Challenge

Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first.

Let’s Start with Experiencing Something

Now, Let’s Create…

Let’s Play

Today, we are going to experience. Our experiences provide infinite ingredients for Creativity. And so, we will start with an experience, and use what we see, sense, and feel as inspiration for our creation.

The Experience we will use today is walking backward. Don’t just think of it or imaginer it — try it. Walk backward for some time during the day. Be mindful of how things look, how people react, and, most importantly, what you sense and feel.

Based on this experience, your goal is to imagine and write a short Children’s Story. This is a challenge by itself, but hopefully, what you’ve experienced will make it easier.

I managed to create more of a poem than a story, but I tried to imagine it as a short children’s book, or at least a part of one.

He always walked backward,
all across town.
When you walk backward,
you have to slow down.

He could watch a tree
until it became as small as a flower.
He could watch a stranger
for almost an hour.

Once, he watched over a kitten crossing the road
until he made sure it was safe on the other side.
And once he walked by the ocean
and was hypnotized by the tide.

He always walked backward,
people thought it wasn’t wise.
When you walk backward,
every step is a surprise.

An amazing skyscraper
could just appear in sight.
An old friend can suddenly
make your day bright.

He once passed by a lion
and he froze for a minute or two.
And one rainy day he was surprised
to suddenly realize the sky became blue.

He always walked backward,
everybody wondered why.
The reason was,
he didn’t like goodbyes.

Now, It Is Your Turn…

Don’t follow my steps! Take the set of cards and play with them. Use them as a guide and not as a set of rules. Let your imagination lead the way. Don’t dismiss your ideas.

Have fun! Be creative!




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