Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I have been itching to be Whacky. To do things differently. To explore whatever captures the attention of my muse. Its not a creative slump I'm in but its a giddy desire to dive into creative bliss!!!! To me, thats when I am free, unchained to make things that I have to. Instead I allow myself to do as I please.....make what moves me........create freely. One of my FAVORITE ways to kick start this process is my Creative Whack Pack. Last year I shared this pack with you and I've dusted them off and am playing around with these cards today.
There are a few cards from this deck that have caught my eye. The one I'm going to start with will be: Learn from Mistakes...its one of those things that I tell my art students but sometimes forget to utilize myself. "Errors are one of life's primary learning vehicles. That's because success reinforces the way you do things. When you fail, you learn what's not working, and you get the opportunity to try new approaches." This is the question the card then asks- What mistakes might you make on your current project? What might you learn?
The other card I'm going to use tomorrow actually will be, Think Like A Kid! I hope to show some of my Whacky results later this weekend. Stay tuned :)