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Creative thought
Creative thought is a mental process involving creative problem solving and the discovery of new ideas or concepts, or new associations of the existing ideas or concepts, fueled by the process of either conscious or unconscious insight.

From a scientific point of view, the products of creative thought (sometimes referred to as divergent thought) are usually considered to have both originality and appropriateness.

Although intuitively a simple phenomenon, it is in fact quite complex. It has been studied from the perspectives of behavioral psychology, social psychology, psychometrics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, philosophy, aesthetics, history, economics, design research, business, and management, among others. The studies have covered everyday creativity, exceptional creativity and even artificial creativity. Unlike many phenomena in science, there is no single, authoritative perspective or definition of creativity. And unlike many phenomena in psychology, there is no standardized measurement technique.

Creativity has been attributed variously to divine intervention, cognitive processes, the social environment, personality traits, and chance (“accident”, “serendipity”). It has been associated with genius, mental illness, humor and REM sleep.6 Some say it is a trait we are born with; others say it can be taught with the application of simple techniques. Creativity has also been viewed as a beneficence of a muse or muses.

Although popularly associated with art and literature, it is also an essential part of innovation and invention and is important in professions such as business, economics, architecture, industrial design, graphic design, advertising, game design, mathematics, music, science and engineering, and teaching.

Despite, or perhaps because of, the ambiguity and multi-dimensional nature of creativity, entire industries have been spawned from the pursuit of creative ideas and the development of creativity techniques.

Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his creative works.Creativity has been associated with right or forehead brain activity or even specifically with lateral thinking.

Some students of creativity have emphasized an element of chance in the creative process. Linus Pauling, asked at a public lecture how one creates scientific theories, replied that one must endeavor to come up with many ideas, then discard the useless ones.

Another adequate definition of creativity, according to Otto Rank, is that it is an “assumptions-breaking process.” Creative ideas are often generated when one discards preconceived assumptions and attempts a new approach or method that might seem to others unthinkable.

FOR MORE ON THE TOPIC:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creativity

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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work. Love the colour.

  • THANK YOU KINDLY MICHELLE…:)

    – Tammera

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 4 years ago

    YOUR WORDS ARE SO LEARNING TO ME AND YOUR ART JUST SO BEAUTIFUL ALL LOVE ALWAYS TO YOU TAMMERA……ALWAYS NORMA=JEAN

  • THANK YOU SO VERY KINDLY NORMA JEAN…:)

    – Tammera

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image and interesting text-thank you for sharing.

  • THANK YOU AGAIN
    SO VERY KIND OF YOU DEAR RENATE….
    AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUES SUPPORT…:) ALWAYS APPRECIATED…:)

    – Tammera

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 4 years ago

    Fantastic, very beautiful work

  • AWWW….THANK YOU SO VERY KINDLY DEAR THEA…:)

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    well done Tammera on the subject of creativity a great piece !LIZ

  • AWWW…THANK YOU EVER SO DEAR LIZ…;)

    – Tammera

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU FRANCIS…;)

    – Tammera

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