Daily Creativity #0026

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.

The Playground We Will Explore

The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration

Now, Let’s Create…

Let’s Play

For my exploration walk today, I took the Yo-Yo Seed. Now, I have to be honest: I completely forgot about it during my walk. I took plenty of photos of interesting things and didn’t consider the Seed at all. Until I came back home and explored the images and found this one. Well, I didn’t really see it like this. I had to turn this lollipop street-art upside down to make the yo-yo pop out of it, which is a good reminder that creative exploration never ends. You can revisit your discoveries and find new things in them every time you observe them.

Our creation today is a Textual Description of our discovery. You might wonder, is this kind of Insight is really a creation. Is describing something you see really a creative act? First, observation is an essential part of the Creativity Operating System. The more mindfully we observe, the more raw material we collect for future creations. Writing a textual description of what we see is a great way to take observation to a higher level. When we write, we have to slow down. We observe better, and we are likely to see more details and give them new meanings.

But a textual description can also be a creative outcome by itself. You can spice it up with metaphors and complement it with imaginary details. As always, you make the rules, so feel free to play with different definitions and levels of a textual description. It is, after all, your creation.

Here’s my description of the yo-yo discovery. As you will see, I tried to write it as if it is part of a story. It doesn’t have a plot. It is merely a description of an object, but it is a subjective description as an imaginary character sees it. It can be a seed from which a complete story will someday grow.

Her yo-yo was glowing pink. When she played with it, she felt she makes a huge, pink sun set and rise. It was scratched, and in some parts, the pink paint was barely visible. But when it spun, it glowed as if it was brand new.

Sometimes, it appeared to have a life of its own. It magically glided, or floated in midair, or launched itself toward an invisible point in space. It moved so fast, she imagined it was cutting the air, leaving bright red flashes of lightning behind it. And sometimes, it moved so fast that it disappeared as if moving into a different dimension.

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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