I once worried that creativity was like a pint of Ben & Jerry’s – once you used it all up, it was gone. More and more, however, I’m realizing that creativity begets creativity.
Sometimes I’ll a write short story and realize the supporting character would be the perfect protagonist in an entirely new work. Other times I’ll edit a photograph and want to make a graphic capturing the emotion in the image. Have you ever had a similar experience?
An old version of myself saved ideas until the moment was precisely right. Now, instead of ‘saving the best for the future,’ I’m using ideas as quickly as possible.
Can you think of anything else we consume as quickly as possible? Writing that sentence made me think how we generally try to ‘make things last.’ I suppose we use things before they expire, but when do we use things quickly simply for the sake of doing so?
I’ve been going for walks every morning because I like letting the sun dry my hair. A simple pleasure, perhaps, but my wet hair turns to icicles if I go outside in winter (thank you, Minneapolis).
Yesterday’s walk had me wanting summery plates to for summer picnics. My thoughts got spinning: should I paint something? Draw? Stencil? And then, the idea came to me: I would mod podge clear plates with printed napkins. What do you think of the result?