Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity


Marie Mance

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An interactive journey into the effects and impacts of play on the creative process is explored through an online blog using Google Blogger. The purpose of my project was to explore the connection play has on the creative process. I combined my curiosity of playfulness as a key affective skill with my love for playing with my children onto an interactive website for all to be able to experience my journey. My hope was that by viewing my blog it would inspire others to incorporate more play in their daily lives. My intent was to show that creative play fosters creativity and skills linked to creativity such as divergent thinking. It is my belief that more play instituted on a regular basis enhances affective skills and leads to creativity. As a result of my project I have learned the value of play as an important life skill and its ability to foster the creative process.