How to exercise your creativity

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Madeleine Dore

Creativity isn't a gift from on high. It's a skill that grows with practice and can be developed through regular exercise.

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Artist Judith Braun creates adult finger paintings. Image via www.fastcodesign.com

There is a popular notion that creativity is an attribute bestowed on a select few; that we are either born with creative ability or not. This creates an us and them divide between the Leonardo da Vincis (those outwardly pursuing a creative inclination),  and the rest of us that are convinced we lack imagination or creativity. As a result, creativity can feel like an exclusive club as opposed to something we all encounter every day.

About the author

Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator