365 : A Daily Creativity Journal : Make Somethi... ##HOT##
This book is filled with 365 tasks for you to express your creativity. There are ideas on what you can draw, and blank pages for you to draw on. The exercises are simple to follow along. After you fill up the book, I'm sure you'll have a tremendous sense of satisfaction, and you'll have your own journal artbook, one that's made by you.
365 : a daily creativity journal : make somethi...
Many who extoll the benefits of the gratitude bullet journal recommend listing one thing, or at least one thing, you are grateful for each day, which may make it easier to start if you are struggling to come up with five items each day.
You could even save yourself some work and purchase dedicated gratitude notebooks that have prompts and inspirational snippets. Pockitudes are pocket-sized journals that serve as a compact reminder to practice and log daily gratitude reflections and are available at many retailers in the US.
While this app is intended for more of a diary or daily journal purpose, it is easy to use it for tracking your gratitude. You can find it for Mac or for iPhone and iPad in the iTunes store. Click here to learn more about this app.
The English word creativity comes from the Latin term creare, "to create, make": its derivational suffixes also come from Latin. The word "create" appeared in English as early as the 14th century, notably in Chaucer (in The Parson's Tale), to indicate divine creation.
Most ancient cultures, including thinkers of Ancient Greece, Ancient China, and Ancient India, lacked the concept of creativity, seeing art as a form of discovery and not creation. The ancient Greeks had no terms corresponding to "to create" or "creator" except for the expression "poiein" ("to make"), which only applied to poiesis (poetry) and to the poietes (poet, or "maker") who made it. Plato did not believe in art as a form of creation. Asked in The Republic, "Will we say, of a painter, that he makes something?", he answers, "Certainly not, he merely imitates."
Robinson and Anna Craft have focused on creativity in a general population, particularly with respect to education. Craft makes a similar distinction between "high" and "little c" creativity and cites Ken Robinson as referring to "high" and "democratic" creativity. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has defined creativity in terms of those individuals judged to have made significant creative, perhaps domain-changing contributions. Simonton has analysed the career trajectories of eminent creative people in order to map patterns and predictors of creative productivity.
Lin and Vartanian developed a framework that provides an integrative neurobiological description of creative cognition. This interdisciplinary framework integrates theoretical principles and empirical results from neuroeconomics, reinforcement learning, cognitive neuroscience, and neurotransmission research on the locus coeruleus system. It describes how decision-making processes studied by neuroeconomists as well as activity in the locus coeruleus system underlie creative cognition and the large-scale brain network dynamics associated with creativity. It suggests that creativity is an optimization and utility-maximization problem that requires individuals to determine the optimal way to exploit and explore ideas (multi-armed bandit problem). This utility maximization process is thought to be mediated by the locus coeruleus system and this creativity framework describes how tonic and phasic locus coerulues activity work in conjunction to facilitate the exploiting and exploring of creative ideas. This framework not only explains previous empirical results but also makes novel and falsifiable predictions at different levels of analysis (ranging from neurobiological to cognitive and personality differences).
A study by psychologist J. Philippe Rushton found creativity to correlate with intelligence and psychoticism. Another study found creativity to be greater in people with schizotypal personality disorder than in people with either schizophrenia or those without mental health conditions. While divergent thinking was associated with bilateral activation of the prefrontal cortex, schizotypal individuals were found to have much greater activation of their right prefrontal cortex. This study hypothesizes that such individuals are better at accessing both hemispheres, allowing them to make novel associations at a faster rate. Consistent with this hypothesis, ambidexterity is also more common in people with schizotypal personality disorder and schizophrenia. Three studies by Mark Batey and Adrian Furnham have demonstrated the relationships between schizotypal personalty disorder and hypomanic personality and several different measures of creativity.
Creativity is viewed differently in different countries. For example, cross-cultural research centered on Hong Kong found that Westerners view creativity more in terms of the individual attributes of a creative person, such as their aesthetic taste, while Chinese people view creativity more in terms of the social influence of creative people (i.e., what they can contribute to society). Mpofu et al. surveyed 28 African languages and found that 27 had no word which directly translated to 'creativity' (the exception being Arabic). The principle of linguistic relativity (i.e., that language can affect thought) suggests that the lack of an equivalent word for 'creativity' may affect the views of creativity among speakers of such languages. However, more research would be needed to establish this, and there is certainly no suggestion that this linguistic difference makes people any less (or more) creative; Africa has a rich heritage of creative pursuits such as music, art, and storytelling. Nevertheless, it is true that there has been very little research on creativity in Africa, and there has also been very little research on creativity in Latin America. Creativity has been more thoroughly researched in the northern hemisphere, but here again there are cultural differences, even between countries or groups of countries in close proximity. For example, in Scandinavian countries, creativity is seen as an individual attitude which helps in coping with life's challenges, while in Germany, creativity is seen more as a process that can be applied to help solve problems.
Team communication norms, such as respecting others' expertise, paying attention to others' ideas, expecting information sharing, tolerating disagreements, negotiating, remaining open to others' ideas, learning from others, and building on each other's ideas, increase team creativity by facilitating the social processes involved with brainstorming and problem solving. Through these processes, team members are able to access their collective pool of knowledge, reach shared understandings, identify new ways of understanding problems or tasks, and make new connections between ideas. Engaging in these social processes also promotes positive team affect, which facilitates collective creativity.
We all know if you want to get better at drawing, we need to practice every day or so. This list of 365 doodling, sketching and drawing ideas for your sketchbook will make drawing an easy and fun part of your daily routine, whether you are a beginner or professional.
You can choose from hundreds of specific journals from makers like Lemome, Leuchtturm1917, and BestSelf Co. And cool journals like a Moleskine journal, Wreck This Journal, The Self Journal, or a freedom journal by John Lee Dumas are released regularly.
That said, some people love having a separate place for journaling and recording their daily entries. By doing this, it can help keep you on track with journaling without making you feel guilty about not writing in your diary or overwhelmed by the thought of having to do so.
Just like a bullet journal, it includes monthly, weekly and daily sections, creative prompts, space for sermon notes and doodling, habit trackers and blank dot pages for extra journalling, lists or notes.
I'm only a month in using this journal for my daily time with God and love it. It's the bright spot of my morning and i look forward to.spending time w/God. The freedom in tracking what I'm studying is terrific. The creativity and freedom to make it your own along with the structure built in is just what I need and appreciate about the book. I'm blessed to have found it.
It looked like a cool idea to give to people (youth, young adults, new believers...) so I bought one for my wife to "try it out"! She loves it and uses it. Like all things that encourage times with the Lord, it has its limitations but it's a good way to boost the daily routine (or make it more of a routine!). Having a section for notes in church is a good idea too and means you're more likely to use it and keep using it. I thought it was a bit pricey when I bought it, but makes for a good gift for someone you love. If it can encourage someone to spend time with God, it's a small price to pay! I hope they keep printing them and make different ones (or at least change them) every year, so it can become a yearly present that is different to the previous year.
Draw Near is a prefilled bullet journal for your spiritual journey. By prefilled, I mean it already includes monthly and weekly spreads. All you have to do is add some colours. The journal is undated and features 12 unique monthly pages, followed by weekly pages. Each week has a two-page spread for sermon notes and applications. The journal also has blank pages to use however you want. The theme of the first six months is Psalm 103, while the last six months are on Ephesians 1:1-14. All months feature daily habit trackers.,I like the flexibility of Draw Near. You can use it as a planner, journal, or both. The designs are fantastic, and a pleasure to adorn them as you meditate on the Word. I also love the sermon notes space and the little suggestions throughout the journal.My most significant drawback is its lack of ribbon marker. I don't understand how they missed putting ribbons, especially since it is updated and you need to keep track of the current month and week. I have to keep two bookmarks there, which is not very smooth.Also, the pages are not very thick, and pens easily bleed through, which can be mildly annoying.Other than that, the journal is lovely, and it is perfect for Christians to engage with the Lord creatively. Even artistically challenged people like me. If you are into bullet journalling, give Draw Near a try!The Good Book company graciously gave me a copy, and this is my honest review. 041b061a72