Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Creative Prompt From The Welcome Mat

Take a minute for yourself today, see what your inner self says.

So often we are reminded to keep on track, to be focused, to get to the point.
A mind that can meander is a gift.
Wandering off the topic can bring us to a new vista to explore.
Let's exercise our wandering mind.
Think of a word, write it down. NOTE: Don't think at length about it, you need to automatically respond with the first thing that comes to mind, and continue to do so to tap into your wisdom.
Then write down the next word that comes to mind.
Book - shelf
Continue to add words until this feels complete, maybe 12 or so words.
Now look where your mind took you, hmmm looks like I need some recuperative time still.
Have fun with this.
How this helps with rug hooking:
Being able to let your mind wander is a way to connect to your innate intelligence. It is so useful when a problem arises in your rug and it is hard to make a decision. Even if you don't think you know what you want or cannot decide what you want that innate intelligence knows. This exercise is a conduit for it all to come out.
After all every part of making our rugs is a series of decisions, all creative endeavours are. Let yourself find out what you really want with your rug.
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury

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