6 Ways You Can Grow Your Creativity Using Technology

Ever pondered on whether you can grow your creativity using Technology? Can you relate? Read on to find out.

Here are a few eye-provoking ways:

1) Music Composition

Do you have a yearning for music? You can download tabs, lyrics and compose music with voice using suitable software and play it in a concert while you go live as well. It will help you keep in track and any mistakes can be covered up. That way you are bound to be a success. People will love your show and you will be in demand.

2) Online Art Exhibition

Everything can be digitized now. Get those paint, water colors and drawing board and create some beautiful art. With Adobe Photoshop you can give further shades and change colors according to your taste and give a finishing touch to the art. Then sell it in an online art exhibition.

3) Creative Writing

Anyone can start writing creatively provided they read and write enough. Plot a story – take one or two days and then start writing. Everything will work out fine so long you plan everything about when you are going to finish your great piece of work, when you are going to sell and publicize it. Don’t give up – keep hanging on. As for the selling part and publicizing, Amazon would be a great place.

4) Photography

Photography is a great creative hobby for anyone. You learn to take photographs in enough light or with your camera’s flash light at night. Once you have the photographs computerized, you can further refine face shapes and colors, body shapes and colors and background colors using Adobe Photoshop. And finally print them out if you like.

5) Making handicrafts

Handicrafts can be made out of wood, bamboo, jute and cotton. They can be of various types depending on your taste for instance, smaller versions of real life objects such as, toy dolls, toy rickshaws and others such as, a handbag, money wallet, a picture with a village scene, boutique T-shirts etc. You can sell these in an appropriate online shop.

6) Making Blended Tea

Get different blends of tea leaves and try one day two blends, another day another two different blends and the third day three blends. And actually boil them in a tea pan. After boiling is done and tea leaves are removed, add sufficient milk and sugar and find out which day’s blended tea you liked the best. Have that more often and feel great. You can make a video of blended tea made by you creatively and embed it in YouTube.

You can tap your creative side in the above ways and technology can help you to grow in ways I have mentioned. Without technology in this modern day, life is meaningless. It has reached every sector of the world. So you need to keep yourself updated in your niche as well as the technology niche.

With both combined and the power of the two, money will keep rolling in. First attempt tried and tested methods of the combination and then when you have sufficient income, you can go experimenting by trial and error. Do not take too many risks or too little either. Do it slow. Take my word for granted – you will soar.

Your Creative Genius – How To Tap It For Success

We are all creative beings just as the ultimate being is the divine creator. To create something is to bring into existence something that did not exist before. Creative genius comes when you bring into existence something that will enhance the lives of all who encounter your creation, including yourself. In order to tap your creative genius, there are a few considerations that you should be aware of.

There is one thing that your creative energy demands a lot of and that is time. You have to allow yourself enough space for your creative energies to flow. Some people are fortunate to have a form of employment which requires them to apply their creative minds on a regular basis. If you are a teacher you will continually creating new ways in which to impart knowledge to individual children. The best teachers are always creative geniuses. Others of us are in jobs that only require a certain set of skills. After we have acquired the skills we keep on applying them over and over again without much room for creative thinking. If you fall into this category then you will need to set aside separate time in which to work creatively.

Finding extra time is not always easy with modern daily schedules. Work, travel, family, health, are all things which take precedence over our time. After these priorities are attended to we are often too spent to begin thinking creatively about anything. The problem is that when we are not able to apply our creativity, which is an inherent drive within all of us, we become dissatisfied and unfulfilled. Sometimes we encounter disgruntled people in the work place and those who appear to hate their jobs. These people are often expressing the deep dissatisfaction they feel at not being able to express themselves more creatively in their lives.

To avoid becoming dissatisfied you must apply yourself creatively. The best way to do this, if you have a very busy schedule, is to channel your creative energy into those things you have to do everyday. A good example of this is food. Cooking is an excellent way to get creative and many of us have to do it everyday. Instead of preparing the same old meals everyday or relying on supermarket ready prepared selections you can create new ways in which you and your family enjoy food and stay healthy. If you travel to work everyday by bus or train you might use this bit of regularly occurring time to read. Reading inspires creativity and you can use the reading time to read something that will teach you something new about what you are interested in.

Although being creative is time consuming it can also be very relaxing. After a hard day at work, instead of slumping in front of the TV for the next 3 hours, you can use this relaxation period to apply yourself creatively. If painting or flower arranging or writing is your thing, this is a very good time to allocate toward pursuing such creative hobbies.

Those who do have a bit of extra time to spend being creative can consider attending a course or group that specialises in their chosen creative pursuit. Other people who are interested in the same thing as you are and who express themselves creatively in a similar way to you, provide a wonderful resource of creative energy which you can draw on to fire up your own creative thinking. Other members will be drawing from you too, everyone contributes and everyone benefits.

It is always a good strategy, for those who are able, to take time to visit somewhere else away from home. If you are able to get away to areas of outstanding natural beauty for example, you should find that the environment inspires you creatively. It is no coincidence that many artists have produced some of their best work in some of the world’s most fabulous locations.

The way to tap your creativity is to try to think creatively as much as you can even while occupied with mundane, non-creative activities. You should also understand that creative energy needs to be fed by time; you must find as much time as you can to apply your creative thinking otherwise you might not blossom into the creative genius you are capable of being.

A Relaxing and Creative Hobby

There is evidence that beads have been used by mankind since ancient times, Egyptian tombs have been discovered depicting dancers wearing beads.

Beads also have a multitude of uses:

1. Religious, used as Rosary beads by the Roman Catholics. Muslims and Hindu’s. The Greek Orthodox faith uses something similar, but they are knots as opposed to beads. The beads represent a way of saying prayers in a repetitive pattern by passing the beads through the fingers, as opposed to keeping am mental note, therefore freeing in individual in prayer to contemplate deeper.

2. In some parts of the world, mainly Africa, they were seen as a source of wealth and there was a great trade between India, the Pacific Island and Africa.

3. A sign of courage, in some Indonesian Islands.

4. Jewellery, worn as necklaces, bracelets (both wrists and ankles) and around the waist.

5. Decorative, beads turn an ordinary object, clothes or hard surfaces, into a unique and decorative one.

The uses of beads are only limited to the imagination.

Beads come in all different shapes, sizes and colors, made in a multitude of different materials, form cheap plastic beads to semi and precious stones and metals, but to name the most common:

1. see through beads such as glass and transparent plastics
2. translucent – allow light to pass through but not see through ie like a frosted glass
3. metal or metal lined, such as copper, silver, gold and bronze finishes
4. Opaque, not allowing light to pass through, unlike glass or translucent beads would
5. plastic
6. pearl like
7. wood

Historically beads were manufactured in old Eastern Europe bloc ie East Germany and Czechoslavkia, these days they come mostly from the Far East. Cheaper, generally lesser quality beads are made in China, India and Taiwan, but they are a second rate alternative to the Japanese and Czech beads as they are less uniform in both shape and color and the color may also fade or dye the surrounding areas.

Some beads are machine made, such as the seed beads (as the name implies, are small, sizes ranging from a grain of sand to about 6mm) are produced in Japan and India in vast quantities therefore are cheaper than hand made glass beads. Glass beads made in Venice, Italy, are acknowledged as superior quality as they are generally made by skilled craftsmen. They are made from glass with a high lead content which makes the bead sparkle but is also less robust. Glass beads can then have additional finishes such as different color glass strands surrounds, twisted multi color strands encased in clear glass, or metal sheen applied. Since all these processes are done by hand it justifies the price tag.

From a relaxing hobby, to ease the strains of a hard days work as well as spending time with the children, beading can become a paid hobby by making unique one of a kind objects for sale. Imagine a plain jewelery box, adorned with a variety of different beads will give it an added sparkle, or add beads to tee-shirts and dresses, to give clothes a unique edge, custom make with a unique pattern.

Beads have been used by mankind since ancient times and are still used to this day. Some uses have stayed the same, such as the decorative aspect of beads as jewellery, some uses more modern day, such as the Rosary beads was not used until the 15th century. Man has used beads throughout his development, from prehistoric to modern times, beads and man truly have a unique relationship.