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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso at DailyLearners.com

What is Creativity?

There are many websites and blogs discussing creativity. I thought it would be interesting to see the many different ways creativity is defined. 

Creativity is the ability to generate innovative ideas and manifest them from thought into reality.
~Wikipedia

I define creativity as the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing.
~ Linda Namian, Creativity at Work: Articles & Tips

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.
~James Russell Lowell

Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being…creativity requires passion and commitment.
~
 Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others. ~Robert E. Franken, Human Motivation, 3rd ed.

 Creativity is 1) the state or quality of being creative, 2) the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination, 3)the process by which one utilizes creative ability.
~Dictionary.com
 
Here are a few articles about creativity that are on the web:
 

http://creativity.emory.edu/what-is-creativity.shtml

http://www.jankoatwarpspeed.com/post/2009/05/09/What-is-creativity.aspx

I would love to hear your definition of “creativity”. Please leave a comment.  Have a great creative week!

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