below is a different book, at random, I just opened...so you could see the process(art bender-using art to
avoid life) another word for art binge!
No, I'm not a cat burglar or a Private Eye... but today, at random, I found an article about stirring up ideas.
I think a lot of people in the A-Z blog are creative type and thought this would be a great P word.
Aren't we all looking for ideas, whether it be work related, a book, short story or a muse to get your
creative juices flowing. Sometimes it is a problem to come up with something original, a perfect idea, a beginning or an ending or gift even.
"Creativity is not the production of the best ideas for a given problem or dilemma. Rather, creativity
is the generation of lots and lots of ideas. The main difference between creative people and noncreative people is that creative folks generate a plethora of ideas, whereas noncreative people spend their time looking for a single idea."~ Anthony D. Fredericks
The process of prowling for ideas can come from your own devices or at random or The da Vinci strategy
there is also a workbook. No, I don't own these yet, but after finding this article at random, I think it would be worth checking out.
The divergent thinker thinks" outside of the box". They search and find ideas while carrying on with their work, duties and general daily routine, while walking the dog, running to the mailing, driving to the store, etc. These types are always prowling for idea, fascinated with searching them out. There are several method, one involves opening magazines or books of different themes. You find 22 at random words. You then arrange the words in two columns one of the left side of your paper one on the right(or computer). Now, use 2 dice and shake, mark the first word on the rt and lt with the same number. Go through your list.
Now roll a pair of dice again, you perhaps get a 6 and 7 now pick from your(2 lists) there are 2 choices for each number line 6 blue and disk line 7 film and toothpick. Picked: 6. blue 7. toothpick
See what you can write about or create. This isn't mine(but the~ author of the article)
Jason stood outside the diner picking his teeth. He wasn't in any hurry, besides, his cousin was always late.
Then from out of the blue, a silver Mercedes squealed around the corner and slammed into a telephone pole. Jason didn't know it at the time, but his life was beginning to get very dangerous very quickly. ~Anthony D. Fredericks
When I want clues or insight to a craft project, sometimes I will open different books at random, 5x.
It is interesting to see if you get a message or not. Most of the time I do this, something speaks to me, that I'm in the right direction or I get a new idea. Try it; Prowl a bit and see what you find, I know you aren't looking for prey, but you are looking for an idea that you are unable to resist! Something that pounces at you, so Pay Attention~
*(Pay Attention is from artist/author Susan Tuttle) Susan is the author of Exhibition 36