Monday, August 9, 2010

Write that idea down!

If you haven't already, it's useful to keep a notebook of ideas by your bed side and carry it with you everywhere. You never know when a good idea will strike. Most of the time, your mind is most pliable and inventive during "meditative actions" like taking a shower, jogging, or right as you fall asleep. Whatever mind wall or guard that you have up during your active day, is eased and ready to be creative when you quieten your breath. Sometimes it helps to pose a question at night, and by morning write down what comes to mind. Don't think too hard about it. It can be as difficult as "how can I solve my financial problem?" or "what color should I paint that dog?" What you write throughout the day are small clues as to what to explore next. Before our mind fills with life's white noise, before we forget - write it down! sketch it, doodle it, capture it! Then we can always decide to pursue an idea, abandon it, or let it stew for another day. Seal has about 10 of these kinds of books filled up, in the case that she's running on empty, she can refer to her ideation book for inspiration, for answers, or the start of a new question.

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