STEP 5: RECONNECT

 
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REFLECTION:

creative energy is fueled by supplies that speak to your style 


SCHEDULE:

5 DAYS


SPACE MOD: 

reserve 1-2 hours out of the day when you can focus on completing your exercise - this lessens interruptions

DIGITAL MOD: 

if you don’t have adequate supplies to complete the exercises, gather items from around your home

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At the beginning of the program you purged any supplies that no longer fit your needs or were damaged.  

You completed this task during Step 1 because you have less of an emotional attachment to items in your supply stash during periods of low creative energy.  What remains now are items that passed scrutiny through a lens unclouded by emotions or feelings.

The following creativity exercise {spread over 5 days} is designed to help you reconnect with your supplies through a focused artistic lens - a lens that sees each element as an expression of scale, contrast, texture & color. The final day helps strengthen your connection with the concept of composition.  

CREATIVITY EXERCISE #4

LOCATION:

your newly refreshed creative space

SUPPLIES:

supply stash & 5 containers

GUIDELINES: 

  • pull items from your supply stash

  • an item can only occupy a single container at a time

  • if you decide to move an item, it must be replaced

  • make your choices & any adjustments over the course of one day for each design concept

  • leave each container sitting out - at the end of Day 4 you should have 4 containers lined up, ready for the Day 5 exercise


DAY 1 - SCALE: this is completely subjective - choose 2 items you deem to be standard size then choose 3 items that are smaller & 3 items that are larger - you should be able to easily tell the large from the standard from the small

DAY 2 - CONTRAST: for this exercise you are choosing pairs - pull 2 items that have high contrast with each other, 2 items with medium contrast to each other & 2 items that have low contrast with each other - the type of contrast is your choice

DAY 3 - TEXTURE:  choose 3 types of texture that are unique from each other & pull 2 items that closely match each texture - you want a variety, so seek out textures that appeal to your sense of sight but also your sense of touch 

DAY 4 - COLOR: limit yourself to 3 main colors - pull 3 items for each color - seek out variations within each color so that you have light & dark elements - try to maintain similar intensity levels across all the colors you choose

DAY 5 - COMPOSITION: create 2 groupings using items pulled in the 4 previous exercises - you are allowed to use the same item in both groupings but each should be a unique composition

Place the items of your favorite composition grouping in the last container for the creativity exercise in Step 6 of the program.