Rata Tat Tat...

Posted by Ryan R. on Sunday, April 12, 2009
Life Update! The countdown to the end of the semester is 2 weeks and counting! That's right! I can already taste the freedom and it tastes fantastic! That's a lot of exclamation points but it was essential.

Lets talk about creativity. As time progresses forwards, we begin to lose touch with our imagination and creativity. Unless of course you're an art major, but those people are in the minority right??? This might be due to other priorities in our lives but regardless it's a sad thing to see. Here are some little things you can do to exercise your brain.

1. Hang with some children and color or draw. You might as well go right to the source if you're looking for creativity. Children are oozing with creative juices that it takes piles of paper to soak it up. If you have access to any kids, spend 30 mins or so sharing a Crayon box with them. You might be surprised with what you come up with.

2. Poetry is a great way to connect with your world and also yourself. It doesn't have to rhyme or follow any strict pattern. All you need is a pen and paper to begin jotting things down. Start off shallow with your poetry and try to work deeper. All in good fun :)

3. Arts and Crafts! I mean seriously, who hasn't made an unstable popsicle stick house before? It's time to break out the glue, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, Rhine stones, construction paper, box of knick knacks, whatever you can find really. Bring it all out and start putting pieces together. Nothing pretty here. I grade on effort!

4. Last resort, you can always read a book. Ask around your circle of friends for recommendations. It's better to read an unknown author. Begin expanding your tastes to all kinds of literature. You'll learn a lot from books and can help start conversations!

There are some suggestions to keep you busy and to release all that pent up creativity. If you have any more ideas, please leave them in the comments or send me an email! All you anonymous kids can post now! Don't make me call the riot police though!



For those who are a little less than "gifted" when it comes to art, try cutting and pasting pictures from magazines and newspapers!

Or if you're more noise-oriented, put on your favorite tunes and drum along! Better yet, pick up a non-instrument and turn it into an instrument. Slinkys are great for this! (I'm partial to the metal ones.) Kids' toys, pots and pans, empty boxes and whatever else is laying around can work too!

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