THINKING OF ORIGINAL IDEAS
how do you think of original ideas? original party ideas or DIYs? unique blog posts or photo shoot concepts? i use a very simple trick i learned back in school when i was learning about how to create logos…
let’s say i wanted to think about ideas associated with “summer.” then i would start a blank page in my notebook or on my laptop and i would write down every word that reminded me of that season…watermelon, beach, sunburn, sprinklers, popsicles, heart sunglasses, denim shorts. then you break it down even further…each of those words has even more ideas, feelings or memories associated with them. what do heart sunglasses remind me of? lolita. what memory does sunburn spark for me? getting my hair braided on a cruise as a kid and getting sunburned so bad in between each braid. and now all of a sudden i am thinking about braids…and then hair tutorials. see what i’m getting at here?
your mind can take you on a crazy path if you allow it to. if you look for inspiration only on the internet, your mind gets clouded with other people’s ideas. it’s overwhelming. i was talking to a friend last night and she said she likes to spread out a huge piece of paper on her kitchen table and just write whatever comes to mind. she calls it “word vomit.” have you ever tried this? give it a shot! -bri