To the Fashion Museum in Bath…a new exhibition….inspiration for A potential forthcoming archive piece for Fringe Art Bath…
make space for creativity…watching a videoed edition of the BBC documentary on the creative brain…there are some ideas here that I fully recognise such as avoid routines and/or do something else but nothing too tricky so that your mind can wander. I do this, I walk or try to think about quilt patterns or just try to lie still (this is my 3am technique). The final technique is to purposely change the order of events in a process, literally turn things upside down.
In the past I was responsible for creative solutions in a large financial advisory business. I always, and I mean always, looked at problems from an alternative viewpoint. Now I know I’m quite boringly normal when it comes to dreative thinking and behaviour. I don’t know whether to be happy (yay, I am naturally creative , yay) or annoyed (boo, I’m a statistic, I behave to pattern, boo).
Whatever, here’s what I created as I watched the programme…mind duly wandering. Off to incorporate it in a collage I’m making for a friend.
Now, you know I am a recent addition to the student population. I am a few weeks into my MA course and this is what I’ve learnt thus far…
Witness, a panel discussion this evening where, although I admit my long word radar was going off the scale, I found myself making some connections between what was being discussed, and coming up with some original (I hope) ideas and questions to explore at some later date. As follows:
Lots more but these are my main thoughts. I’m going to explore some of these ideas a little more, when I don’t know. The image is my note page from the panel. Can you decipher it? I can now, ask me again in a week!
Now I love a good fact. I am a scientist by education after all. So I was thrilled when I found this Amazing site. It delivers random data on virtually anything you can think of.
Example: inputting ‘ knitting’ led to masses of info on knitting machine operators in the U.S.
Try it. Go on.
loving the costumes in the new Cinderella film…I’ve had a go at some sketches too…