This week’s Youtube video is me thinking out loud about beginner’s mind—that Zen Buddhist philosophy of approaching learning with an air of curiosity & openness— & taking 10,000 hours to fail.
To exercise your curiosity muscles, here’s a list of 10 ‘What If’ questions to send your creative projects off in surprising new directions.
What if instead of X medium, this was Y medium? (Instead of text maybe it’s a painting?)
What if the thing is explored from the perspective of an inanimate object?
What if the thing is personified?
What if the thing has two disparate elements happening simultaneously?
What if you make the thing & then cut out one part of it to make a different thing?
What if you make the thing from all angles (go nuts, be a cubist!)
What if you made the thing you’ve been avoiding?
What if your thing made art about YOU?
What if you follow that tangent?
What if you turned the whole thing upside-down?