Today, April 21, is International Creativity and Innovation Day, which makes this the perfect excuse to rethink what creativity and innovation means to you and your family. The first thoughts that come to mind when thinking about creativity and innovation are scientists in white lab coats and an artist creating masterpieces. Sometimes it takes thinking outside the box to celebrate new ideas. The use of some fundamentally basic principles in science and art. Since 2002, this day has been marked in over 46 countries.
This day came to be when creativity specialist Marci Segal, came up with the idea for World Creativity and Innovation Day after reading a newspaper headline, "Canada in Creativity Crisis", Segal decided to do something about it and with the help of her colleagues, she organized the first World Creativity Day.
Daring to be different takes courage and confidence. Today, try to do something differently such writing in reverse like Leonardo Da Vinci, wear your shirt inside out or take something old and make something new out of it like a pair of jeans and make cut off shorts. The little things will eventually grow to be big things.
This weekend, Art Bug hosts children aged 3-12 to join them in marking this day (even if its a bit belated). Painting and drawing are a good way for children to learn about creativity in the aspect of how to build ideas and identify opportunities. Check out what other events are taking place this week.
Wherever you go to get creative just remember to have fun and try something new.
Photos courtesy of pennuja (Flickr)