Posts Tagged ‘mind’

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– Vanessa Leigh, Personalised Ceremonies

Do you ever lie in bed at night, and ideas just seem to pop into your head? More so than during the day? Especially if you’ve been drawing/writing? There is a reason for that. You have many different levels of conscious thought. Basically, right now you are thinking of things that you don’t even know you are thinking of.  Just like Music also helps release these thoughts, as mentioned in a previous post, resting the mind can draw them out as well.

Meditation: freeing your mind from thought helps those dormant creative ideas to break lose. No, meditation doesn’t mean sitting in the middle of the floor cross-legged and chanting. It just means concentrating on something you wouldn’t normally concentrate on. If you push away all the common thoughts: TV, what you have to buy at the store, work, friends, future projects, you clear your mind for thoughts that might not be as pressing. But it’s in those thoughts that you draw out past events or experiences, images or ideas that got pushed into the back of your mind that might inspire you. The way a design looks, an idea for composition.

What you need to do now is build on those thoughts. The more creative ideas you get on paper, the more your creativity will grow, making NEW ideas bloom!

As an artist, the most important sense to you is your sight (at least most of the time).  If you lose your sight, you wont be able to see what you’re creating, which is kind of the point.

However, you should not get stuck on only one sense! You have at least 4 (or 5 if you’re spiritual, or a vampire from Twilight) other senses that are useful in developing your creativity. In my opinion, music is probably the next largest inspiration. Have you ever found yourself imagining when you listen to music? Anyone else picture characters in some cheesy music video? In a cartoon? Involved in epic adventures? You’ll find that music can dance a beautiful waltz with your mind. Whatever you do, don’t ignore those images. When you listen to music, you begin to see with your mind’s eye! Write down those images, what you see, how you feel, try to portray them in your art-pieces.

Music is drawing those images, thoughts, feelings, from a part of your mind that you can’t access easily without incentive. Movies & books can also be a great inspiration. I watch movies & get some awesome ideas pushing their way into my mind.  Therefore I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to watch more movies…