The ABCs of Creativity: Space

Space may be the final frontier, but for people who want to be more creative, it’s the first place to start improving creativity. The first thing your space requires is comfort. When you’re creating, you’re already going to be facing the hardships that come with making something new. There will be failures and mistakes. There will be things that you do that you don’t like. There will be times when you aren’t doing anything. This is all part of the creative process, and none of it is particularly comfortable. Making your space comfortable for you will at least allow you to be in that space, and it may even help you like being in that space.

The space should also be safe. You don’t need people telling you what they think of what you’re creating. Your space should limit contact with naysayers and negativity. Let your free-flowing creativity grow and keep it private until you’re ready for feedback.

A space can be something as simple as a laptop or a diary. It can be a physical space where friends and family know not to interrupt the process. Wherever the space is, make it yours, make it safe and make it comfortable.

For more on creativity and space, check out “The Haunted Mansion Is Creativity” and find out how Walt Disney gave Rolly Crump and Yale Gracey space and time to come up with effects for the Haunted Mansion. Available online and at the Candy Cane Inn in Anaheim.

Disneyland Is Creativity” explores the berm’s relationship to space and creativity.

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