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Open Access

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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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Learning a new skill is comprised of several characteristics, some which are necessary and others which are desirable. An individual embarking on this endeavor needs practice, persistence and perseverance. It is desirable to possess intrinsic motivation which leads to available energy for the task. The approach to the process should be conducted with an open mind that embraces the fortitude required to overcome obstacles and celebrate achievements. This project includes the process and offers examples of how the reader may strive to meet such a challenge. Included in the process is a note on art and artists, background of the passion for this self-discovery, and the blocks that had to be challenged to succeed. Creative Problem Solving (CPS) tools are used intentionally and naturally in the process. The Key Learning Section offers a simplified learning experience record for anyone wishing to develop a new skill.