Engage in “Morphological Synthesis”

This is some interesting information I found on brainstorming for creative professionals. I thought the word “ritual” that they used for the title of the article is pretty spot on. A lot of people think that artists create for fun. Well we do. But we are not hobbyists. We take what we do seriously. It is hard work. It is selective and particular. The creative space and the activities that is performed in that space gives meanings to our works and should be honored accordingly.

The method is pretty straightforward: take a handful of adjectives or characteristics and really dig deep into it, or build on it, over and over again until you find a catch. The process reminds me of a tornado. What does your love child with the creative tornado look like?

Read more here or comment. What do you usually do when you run out of ideas?



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