I’m Not Creative! So Said She (or He)

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Remember when you were little and had that GIANT box of Crayola crayons and endless sheets of blank white paper?

Remember how carefree and happy you felt as you drew purple elephants, orange grass, and places no one had ever seen?

What happened?  

For most of us, being creative is a distant memory, and depending on where you’re reading this blog post, you may or may not be tapped into your own creativity any more… you know, that rush to draw and paint and write with abandon…

Why aren’t we all there? Why do adults lose that sense of carefree happiness that comes from creating? Why do adults eliminate creating/making from their lives?

Oh… because we have to ‘adult’ {apparently, now a verb in current vernacular} – all.the.time.

Ummm…. I Don’t Think So.

In fact, I get all outta sorts when I lose creative time to life’s To Do lists!

Balance.

  • Did you know being creative positively influences your health, including the decrease of stress, anxiety, and depression?
  • Did you know being creative increases productivity?
  • Did you know being creative makes you happy – or happier if you’re lucky enough to already be one of those smiling fools.  😉
  • Did you know being creative can be just plain fun??

*Research supports each of the above statements. I wouldn’t make this stuff up, I wouldn’t kid about creativity, and…. I experienced it firsthand, which I shared here on my About page.

Creativity “Loosely” Defined {or Generally Accepted by Those Who Study Such Stuff} is… connecting ideas”

But don’t believe me because I find calm, focus, and fun in writing and ‘arting’ ….  🙂

Check out these articles that share the wisdom…..

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Article: The Psychology Behind Creativity
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Article: The Science Behind Creativity

 

Then, join us on the Studios Facebook Page for some creative fun ~ online and in person.  Hope you’ll join us (and bring a friend… or two)!

Filed Under “Wow!” Einstein’s Space-Time Theory Confirmed

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~ Albert Einstein

 

Thank you, Dr. Einstein, for always questioning. Thanks to a team of physicists who also embraced questions, Einstein’s space-time theory is finally confirmed. According to The New York Times today,

 

A team of physicists who can now count themselves as astronomers announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prophecy of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

That faint rising tone, physicists say, is the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago. And it is a ringing (pun intended) confirmation of the nature of black holes, the bottomless gravitational pits from which not even light can escape, which were the most foreboding (and unwelcome) part of his theory.

More generally, it means that scientists have finally tapped into the deepest register of physical reality, where the weirdest and wildest implications of Einstein’s universe become manifest.

 

While this is particularly cool news for science buffs and/or Big Bang Theory fans (like The Mr. and me), it’s also interesting news for a generation who’s heard about Dr. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity as a scientific construct. Wondering what black holes are and why they’re so ‘foreboding’?

Check out this trailer for Interstellar, a 2014 fictional movie about black holes, but with ‘an amazingly accurate view of a black hole,’ says its creators.   

 

Prefer a more scientific perspective? Check out this documentary on YouTube:

 

 

Scary AND exciting stuff, don’t you think??