When you rely on your creative ability for a living, you must find ways to engage your mind in play that disengages the thinking mind so that it can relax and be creative. Like a cranky kid, we have to tease our minds out of ennui by bouncing the shiny red ball in front of it. One of the ways I like to play is sketching. But I have specific steps and rules that I follow.
2. Rotate this and see what images you find in these shapes.
3. Let your brain loose and fill in all the spaces.
4. Here’s my only rule – don’t add anything outside your initial envelope.
… and voila – “For the Love of Dog!”
And here are some other finished pieces: