One of the items from the list mentioned in the previous post is
3. Buy something inexpensive as a symbol for your need to create, (new pen, a tea cup, journal). Use it everyday.
OK, so my new camera was not at all inexpensive… but with the help of the Flikr group “Project 365,” I am hoping to use it, or at least my iPhone, to take photos every day. True, some days it will be photos just to take photos… but some days, I hope there is some inspiration and creativity.
I think that to be creative, one needs to express the unique vision and interpretation of the world that is carried in one’s body, mind and spirit. One might have interesting ideas or stunning visions; however, if one cannot somehow manifest them, they are just dreams and possibilities. I know a mechanic who creates race cars in his mind and then dons welding helmet and gloves to make them a reality. Are they exactly like his dreams? No; but he is working on race car number 3, now, and the vision and the skills to carry out that vision are becoming stronger and more refined.
But what if my vision and interpretation of the world are not all that unique and interesting? What if I am just expressing the same thing that everyone else is expressing? What if I am BORING? Will the manifestations that I create then reflect that?? This is the fear that prompted me to start this goal.
So, here is something from Keri Smith, to kickstart my brain: 100 Ideas
What other things can I do to kick start my creative thoughts, and, just as importantly, turn them into something?