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    « Step #887: Photograph Your Process | Main | Life is a Rainbow »
    Thursday
    Jun032010

    Ideas | Laundry

    "The scientist does not study nature because it is useful;
    he studies it because he delights in it,
    and he delights in it because it is beautiful."
    ~Henri Poincare

    shiny laundromat, amsterdam

    An idea surfaces. Vague, something about drawing swirlies that look like flowering ivy. As I scramble eggs, do dishes, wait in line at the post office, I ponder the possibilities. Pen nibs and inks. Directions and angles. Leaves and lines. Intersections and curves. A logical starting point.

    There are little pockets of time to build upon your creative ideas. You just have to look.

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    Reader Comments (4)

    Tammy, what you said about waiting in line and letting your mind observe things that you can "draw about" or take to a creative project is something I've noticed myself doing more and more these days. When I let go of the hurry these things kinda just fill in the gap. Love those previous posts too!

    06.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

    I think I was dreaming about what to write in my next issue of the zine last night, and trying to figure it out as I woke up... :-)

    06.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

    Whenever I find myself waiting or bored, I look for repetitive patterns in things and mentally try to 'draw' them without paper. Hugs, Terri xoxo

    yes yes yes!! jump starts are everywhere - we just need to look where we are...

    06.3.2010 | Unregistered Commenteraimee

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