Staying Creative

Posted by Amy Kweskin On November - 2 - 2009

At Sunday’s Plenary Luncheon David McIntosh inspired us with his dynamic presentation on Arts in Business. The greatest take-away for me was his recommendation to “think of yourself as an artist and work as if you are making a work of art.”

David observes that everyone wants something to point to and be proud of in their lives. To keep your creative juices flowing, because you can’t wait around for inspiration to hit, David recommends:

  • Carrying a notebook with you at all times and making notes
  • Continuing to work, following your daily routines and staying alert in the every-day
  • Keeping a portfolio of your achievements

Graphic Facilitator Kelvy Bird accompanied David in his presentation by visually capturing his discussion. Her techniques are similar to mind-mapping, the process of visually documenting your thoughts on paper. This is a great way of getting the clutter of ideas out of your head and onto the paper. Kelvy called this “walking in the landscape of your ideas by putting them into form.”