It’s About Doing the Unexpected

Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 5.28.00 PM

I found the article, “Seeking Inspiration in All the Wrong Places” on the blog, “Creative Something.”  It’s a short post that I think really gets to the crux of being creative.  So often, when I ask my students to do something creative, they try to imitate something they have already seen.  This is why I try not to give them examples if I can help it.  Some of them are so desperate to “do it right” that they can’t understand when I say that there is no wrong way to do it (except to copy someone else!)  Check out the video below for a great example of the type of creativity that happens when you make unusual connections. I need to find more activities that will reinforce this method of looking for inspiration in unexpected places.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

One thought on “It’s About Doing the Unexpected”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s