Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Whack Your Head Wednesday

The summer months and the start of the school year had me postpone some of my typical posts. This week I am re-starting my Whack Your Head Wednesday to help stimulate creativity.....yours and mine.  I will post either a suggestion from Roger von Oech's creative Whack Pack for you to consider or some other suggestion to shake up your creative mojo......

#19 Challenge the Rules

According to ancient prophecy, whoever could untie the "Gordian Knot" ws destined to become the King of Asia. All who tried failed to solve this complicated puzzle. Then Alexander the Great had a turn. After fruitless attempts to find a strting point, he was stymied. Finally, he said, "I'll just hae to make up my own knot-untying rules." He pulled out his sword and sliced the knot in half. Asia was fated to him. Most advances have occurred when someone challenged the rules and tried a different approach. What rules can you challenge?

1 comment:

rosebud101 said...

That's a good question, Linda, and I don't know. When you challenge the rules, or those who say it can't be done, and you think out of the box to solve the very problem you have created for yourself, you begin to grow, not only artistically, but in every cell of your body, your brain, your spirit. Well you get the point. What I like to see are artists who can when everyone else says they can't!