Thursday, May 1, 2008

Creativity Tips: Breaking the Rules, Take Two

Like most little kids, my daughter Kate loved coloring books. She'd scribble all over them, and I'd applaud her brilliance.

Then, one horrific day, she started drawing inside the lines.

I was distraught. My free-spirited child had been compromised by society's creativity-snuffing rules and regulations.

For consolation, I turned to an artist friend, Nancy, a good and gentle soul.

"Jan," she said quietly. "That's fine -- it's part of the process. Kate has to learn to draw inside the lines, so she can choose to draw outside."

It's your day. What's your choice?

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