Free-flowing creativity doesn’t need a search engine

I sometimes wonder if the internet actually does the opposite of inspire…especially when it comes to creativity.

We all seem so taken with the internet…don’t know something? Type it into a search engine. Want to be inspired? Check Pinterest (or whatever). Feel like procrastinating? Social media.

But when it comes to actually creating something artistic, frankly, I don’t feel like we need to do any Google searches at all. Especially when it comes to the imagination of children. Let them think up their own thing, and create freely and without the constraints of someone’s preconceived idea. Continue reading


Imagination is something we are all born with. This is what I believe.

Whether it is fostered in childhood is an entirely different story.

Imaginative play doesn’t have to include a whole set-up of specially purchased toys. Kids don’t need to have the latest gadget or remote-controlled vehicle or computer-enhanced game to play imaginatively.

Sometimes, the simplest objects lying around the backyard can promote their imagination. That, and a little bit of boredom.

The resulting creativity is often, um, strange, but also completely unique. I mean, has anyone ever seen an exact duplicate of this?