Via the Fast Company site, I discovered this article, Six Ways to Harness the Power of Daydreaming, written by well-known Creativity expert, Sam Harrison. Although the article is targeted to the business world, I believe it is also helpful to mixed-media artists.
Here are a few nuggets of information that caught my attention:
- "Our brains need time to reflect and recharge. The act of pausing facilitates creative cognition and brings about those “aha” and “eureka” solutions."
- "Recent studies show that not allowing the mind to frequently wander can hinder creativity."
- "Pausing is fruitless if you don’t capture what pops up. Keep a notebook or pad handy for fleeting insights and ideas."
- "Walking provides a clear path for pausing. It’s a great way to free the mind, assuming our hands also remain free of cell phones and printed materials."
Make sure you read the complete article for more ideas. Then start daydreaming your way to artistic success.