KettT“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” Albert Einstein (thanks @iTweetArt)

I’ve been reading about Albert Einstein. You’ve gotta love a genius with a great sense of humour. He said, “If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” He was one of the worlds most creative thinkers.

Rational thinking is step by step – a plus b equals c. Creative thinking is more playful – questions like “what happens if…?” or “I’ve never combined a with b before, let’s try it.” Creative thinking engages the imagination. It’s a delight, whether about quantum physics, or writing, or art. I just might not get the stuff about quantum physics 🙂 It’s not that I’m anti-logical. Artists need both types of thinking. Practical understanding about art materials is mostly logical thinking. Simply put – I believe that here in the westernize world too much credit is given to the logical process, to the neglect of the creative process. So, whatever your field, whatever you are working on figuring out or making, you can take a tip from Albert and try a creative approach to it. You may end up with results that are simply genius!