Dette emne er markeret som "i hvile"—det seneste indlæg er mere end 90 dage gammel. Du kan vække emnet til live ved at poste et indlæg.
Play with images - I'm not a visual artist per se, but playing with collage can get the juices flowing. Take photographs - requires observation and an artistic eye. Play with colors.
Flow write -- pick a word or a phrase and just go with it. Get all the chaff out so the cream will rise to the top (do you LOVE the mixed metaphors??).
Play with dreams -- write them down, pull out patterns and images that are striking to you.
This is not necessarily to create great works of art, but to express, to get creative and engage other parts of your brain, bring a richness to your writing that might not happen by sitting at your desk staring at a screen or blank page.
Sometimes I just STARE at the world.
Look, look, look and notice.
I'm not sure what to look at/stare at, but little insects and plants are FUN.
Sorry. I meant to include the TINY jumping spiders as well.
I eventually realised that you are talking about expression.
But is that always necessary?
Edited to Include spiders.You know, another Phylum.
Also edited to wonder if I am one of these.
" ...the inarticulate with shabby equipment"
Now that I've been exposed to Eliots allusion to inarticulate with shabby equipment, I think I can lay rest the painful essay I keep tweaking on my inability to adequately express an original thought....instead I will revel in the words of others, theirs do not disappoint.
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
-Chief Joseph, native American leader (1840-1904)
A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a bad marksman who, instead of aiming a single stone at an object, takes up a handful and throws at it in hopes he may hit. - Samuel Johnson,lexicographer (1709-1784)
One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment. -Hart Crane, poet (1899-1932)