Teresa Brazen talked about the critical role creativity has played in her life, from art class as a kid, to her work as a visual artist, to leading professional education at Cooper. Teresa tells us that creativity is like a muscle that you can develop and make stronger with frequent practice. She says, "creativity is something that you can bring into any kind of work, and in a large part it’s really up to you to do that. Creativity in a way is just a mindset that you have to bring to your own work."
Elizabeth Gilbert gave a terrific TED talk a few years ago about creativity, and I think her approach dovetails with Teresa's. Gilbert shares Teresa's belief that creativity isn't just for some special few, but is something everyone can tap into.