Source: CreativeTeach, Aug 2020
many times the creative process requires that we rethink the “shoulds” or the “we already knows’ in a situation in order to look at it differently.
… a replacement phrase: Invent new rules.
One area in which it is easy to study rule-breaking or rule-invention is in art. Impressionism broke the rules of realism. Cubism broke the rules of virtually everything that came before. But those artists did not break rules willy-nilly. They knew and understood the conventions of the time and made a clear choice that the rules did not work for the art they were envisioning. They needed new rules.