Monday, 3 September 2007

IMT - Fun and Games

For IMT this week scribble pictures which are really fun to do. I did them as an activity from the book "Explore Yourself Through Art" by Vicky Barber.



"Close your eyes and scribble on a blank piece of paper for 3 seconds. the time limit is to prevent you from developing a thought process because you should not draw as such, but just make spontaneous marks on the page.

Open your eyes and look at the scribble you have created until you see something recognizable in it. Now define and complete the scribble."




This is great to do and it feels so liberating to be totally spontaneous. Its also really interesting, starting out with a blank page and no idea of what you will eventually create. Great exercise for me as I can perhaps over think things so loved just seeing what flowed with no pre-planning.

14 comments:

april nance said...

I wanted to thank you for your comment on my IMT. It was my first post so your comment meant a lot. I love your post too. It's very liberating exercise that lets you relax and get creative-thanks! The bird image is my favorite.

Patricia J. Mosca said...

Oh I want to be liberated and FREE today..I will have to try this.....So INSPIRING>>>>>>>>>>>>. THANK YOU

platinum blonde said...

these are WONDERFUl, love that top one!!!

Cheryl Finley: said...

Laura,
This DOES sound like fun, fun, fun...and very liberating! ...and a fun end result that makes me smile..and chuckle!
Very cute..and interesting!

Edie said...

that sounds like a great idea! i'll be trying that and i love the bird that came out there!

Royce Addington: said...

E = MC2!
Energy = Muses x Creativity 2!
Love your Albert E...he has a courageous nobility and the kind of hug-ability of the Cowardly Lion!

"Imagination is more important than knowledge!" --Einstein--

megan said...

what a smart way to loosen up...and your results are F-U-N!

Landi said...

These are so cute. I'm definitely going to try that. Thank you so much for sharing.

Julia said...

O i'm gone try that too. I love what you made !!!

H. Buchholz said...

My husband and I used to do an exercise like this, long ago... he would scribble or paint some form, some lines etc... and then give it to me to try and make something out of it and vice-versa... I had forgotten all about that! I'm going to play this with my daughter tonight, she will love this "game"... THANKS!

H. Buchholz said...

My husband and I used to do an exercise like this... he would scribble or paint something random and then give it to me to make something out of it and vice-versa. It's just the kind of thing I need to force me outside my box! I had forgotten all about that! What fun, I am going to play this with my daughter tonight! Thanks!

Cheryl said...

These are fabulous! Your Einstein cracks me up! I'll have to try this exercise.

Laura Scarlett said...

Thanks Cheryl and everyone - I love my Einstein too! Who knew he would emerge from a few random squiggles? And so cute too.. :-)

Stacia said...

What a great idea to "break through" to your creativity! Sometimes I have a hard time just getting started...but this sounds like a great warm up exercise that could have surprising and fun results.

Thanks for sharing!