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Drawing with your weak hand for a month – a practical creativity experiment

weak-hand-headerWhen dealing with how to improve your creativity, it’s easy to become all misty-eyed and dispense advice such as “Think outside the box! Find and express your authentic self” that, while well-intentioned and essentially true, is about as useful as hearing “Be a better person!”. Ok, yes, I agree, but how do I actually get there?

While working on this topic with Dave Birss for his upcoming TEDx talk, we tried to tackle the question from outside the box a different angle and ask: “What challenges does one face when working on their own creativity? How can we concretely practice being more creative and overcoming these challenges every day?

Thus the following experiment was born: We were to draw a self-portrait every day for a month with our weak hand. Continue reading