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Peter the Flautist

Scientists and Engineers (well good ones anyway) scavenge ideas like mad and from all sources - it is why we read so much! I find conversations with interesting and open-minded people in varied disciplines to be a very fertile source of ideas and new directions

Dark Puss

Peter the Flautist

Re the "blue" paper, looks like either the wrong "white-balance" chosen manually (i.e. set for tungsten light, but actually daylight illuminated) or a problem with your camera auto-balance. It is also interesting that it is being mapped to a mid-grey level rather than white. Is that the raw image, or it it processed at all?

Mark Thwaite

Sandra aka Mrs Book World -- http://bookworld.typepad.com/ -- did "morning pages" for a while and wrote wonderfully entertaining blog posts about doing them too ...

I do groggy morning tea, anything much else is beyond me ...

Charity

I recently purchased The Creative License, by Danny Gregory. I'm really enjoying the concept that anyone can draw, anyone can be creative... now I just have to get up the nerve to try it out!

Margaret Powling

The funniest bit of overheard conversation was when, deep in the west country where I live, two old biddies were chatting on the pavement of a small town. As I passed them by, one said to the other in her lovely Devon burr "I like remembering 'ow tiz was!" I (To translate for non-Devonians: I like remembering how it used to be.)

 Barbara MacLeod

Yes, I think ideas (and solutions to nagging problems) seem to emerge when we are in a sort of day-dreaming space, e.g. driving on the motorway, sitting in a bus looking out the window, falling asleep in the bath.
To me creative thinking is more about connecting disparate things. Also, I wonder if a lot of it is about how one looks at things, e.g. part of a pattern? A mirror image of something?

sherry

Charity summed it up well... just start.

Lee

Seems to me we cant escape overhead conversations in this age of mobile phones. One only has to be sitting on public transport to overhear somebody's story - often spoken loudly and with disregard to other passengers! However must be a source of raw material for the creative writer methinks!

Rebecca

What a wonderful snippet.

I think your thoughts on left/right brain are rather interesting, indeed a great deal of my own blog thinking goes on while ironing, I actually iron rather more these days than I once did, I wonder if it is because I am subconsciously enjoying the thinking time?

You have mentioned some great resources there, I am off to explore them in more detail. Thank you for making my morning coffee break so pleasurable.

Wanda J

I love doing things mindless tasks that allow thinking time. :-)

One book I've enjoyed is Madeleine L'Engle's Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith & Art.

Ruth

In Ssinburys one day as I criss-crossed uo and down the aisles with a married couple.. they must have been married abot 40 years.

She: Doilies we need doilies.

Silence.
Then an explosion, as if a volcano had been slumbering for many years and had finally broken through the earth's crust..

He (very loudly, at the top of his voice and rising hysterically like an opera singer practising his scales): Doilies, why do we always have to have damn doilies?

It's the little (and white and cut-out in pretty holes) things that send us over the edge, isn't it?

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