Keep a diary for a week. I wrote mainly in Finnish, there are couple of sentences in English too when I got distracted by something on TV. This nudge got me thinking to start a diary. Might be too Bridget Jones though. I have already two Dr. Phil books and couple of exercise DVDs in my bookcase, so keeping a diary.. WAY too Bridget. Even for me. Anyhoo, here’s the next nudge. I decided to quote Hub Bub to explain:
The Creative Revelutionaries, Nudge #6 & #7Nudge 6 is The 5 Minute Collage. This idea came from a friend a long time ago (thank you Robin). It is simple and a great starter exercise.
What you’ll need:A timerAn old magazine
Set your timer for 5 minutes. Take the old magazine and rip through it. Tear out pages that speak to you, working intuitively for about a minute and make a nice pile – 12-15 sheets. Now winnow down the 12-15 torn out pages. Look quickly at each page: what speaks to you? Glue ‘em down. The idea is to work quickly to outpace the critic. Don’t think. Tear and glue. Badaboom. Done.
Since I’ll be in beautiful Washington State and computer-FREE next week, I’ll give you nudge #7 right now, if you are game! You’ll need gesso or white paint and a pencil. Paint loosely over your 5 minute collage with the paint and draw or write into the wet paint with your pencil.
This one is the hardest so far. Outpacing my inner critic? Yeah, not really a talent of mine…