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New Prompts for March: My Vision for 2012 *Creativity* (updated)

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

March – My Vision for 2012: Creativity
Prompt #1 Journal Your Best Advice for Creativity

Create a page writing about your thoughts. Link up your page here in the comments section of this post.

Scroll down to see inspiration pages by the Studio Tangie Creative Team!!! *UPDATED with a new page by Carolyn!

March Theme Introduction


[kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-]



the state or quality of being creative.


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: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts.


  • Every artist employs a particular set of tools in the pursuit of creativity.
  • Creativity is commonly thought of as a personality trait that resides within the individual.
  • Others have noted that boredom is often related to creativity.
  • Demonstrated creativity and problem-solving skills, ability to adapt to changing priorities.

via http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/creativity


What will be your vision for creativity for 2012?

Cleverness, genius, imagination, ingeniuty, inspiration, inventiveness, resourcefulness, vision, dream, fantasia, knack, conception, insight, realization, thoughtfulness, verve, wit, brilliance, flair, gumption, skill, wisdom, approach, brainstorm, encouragement, enthusiasm, exaltation, hunch, illumination, impulse, incentive, motivation, muse, rumble, spark, whim, concoction, discovery, doodad, gimmick, gizmo, novelty, opus, instinct, intuition, observation, perception, sense, soul, spirit, thinker, boldness, daring, freshness, individuality, innovation, modernity, artistry, awareness, design

Ways to Kill Creativity

Habits that destroy personal creativity.

Published on August 4, 2011 by Michael Michalko in Creative Thinkering


“Want to make sure you never come up with a great idea? Here are twenty suggestions to help you kill your creativity.”  Read the full article here.
  1. Always think the way you’ve always thought.
  2. Be focused.
  3. Always do what you’ve always done.
  4. Don’t embarrass yourself.
  5. Know your limitations.
  6. Be skeptical.
  7. Always listen to the experts.
  8. Never try anything you haven’t tried before.
  9. Avoid mistakes.
  10. Never assume responsibility for what happens.
  11. Curiosity killed the cat.
  12. Don’t ask questions.
  13. Avoid ambiguity.
  14. You are a grown-up.
  15. Pigeonhole people.
  16. Avoid diversity.
  17. There is only one right answer.
  18. Don’t trust your intuition, gut or hunches.
  19. Be practical.
  20. Read #20 here!


Must Read

Inspiration for Prompt #1 -Journal Your Best Advice for Creativity (updated with a new page by Carolyn)

Carolyn aka cfalbro


Creativity doesn’t come natural to me. I have to work at it and always seek out new sources of inspiration. Art is very important and very therapeutic part of my life. So it is always worth it to me to make the effort.

by Tangie Baxter
Papers and Elements from
Dream Spilling
Ink Corporated Art Dolls
Parcel 33 (Lighting Effects)



Heather aka sparkleduck75

My Vision for 2012: Creativity by Heather


To stay in a creative place, I will…
–keep my heart open at both ends, to give and receive grace
–engage in my life, where inspiration abounds
–explore where my instincts want to take me
–never compare my work negatively to others’, but lovingly seek skills to learn and ways to grow
–revisit the work of those who inspire me
–try new things with permission to gloriously fail
–do the hard stuff now and then, dig deeper
–stay in the company of creative and encouraging people who know more than I do
–make time every day to create something
–fill my mind and heart with things that nourish my spirit and encourage understanding
–resist cynicism
–remain grateful and full of wonder
–enjoy the journey.

CREDITS: Everything by Tangie Baxter, from Junque Journal collab; Virtuosity; AJC 2011 Parcels; Aviary Dreaming; What I Like to Do collab; She Found Her Bliss; and Junque Drawer Alpha. FONTS: Don’t Step on the Momeraths; Tiger Lily; also by Tangie.


Julie Ann

My Vision for 2012: Creativity by Julie Ann Shahin

I love this quotation from the Apple, Inc. commercial years ago and I’ve seen it floating around Pinterest as well so it was the first thing that came to mind for this prompt. There’s lots of advice out there for creativity, and my best advice is to look to the most creative mind of our time: Steve Jobs. This is my little belated tribute to him.


Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.  – Steve Jobs


Credits: all by Studio Tangie unless noted

Template: AJC Parcel 10 (altered), Paper: This Little Piggy, AJC Parcel 22, Journal Anthology III, AJC 11 Expedition Kit Stripes, Enchanted Art Box Striped Paper; Lightbulb Diecut: Steampunk Bandwagon; Banner: AJC 12 Expedition Kit; Different: Penned Bundle – Prose; Rules: Millenium Treehouse; Tape: Tape Bliss 1; Change: Deconstructed No. 4; Alpha: Marker Doodle Doo- Berry; Fonts: Art Journaling Fonts by Tangie: AJFTweedleDeeALT, AJFRockingHorseFly, AJFgryphon, AJFtweedledee, AJFcontrariwise, AJFfivesevenandtwo, AJFMockTurtle, AJCDodo, AJFbreadbutter, AJFmomeraths, AJFtigerlily, AJFDIRECTORBOLD. Other: Change word art (cursive): Write It Out Daily Life by krisi’s kreations;  Genius: Worn Label Tape by Christina Renee


Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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