I start with big, expansive thinking and then, iteration by iteration, distill and refine my ideas into form. That’s my creative process for physical objects like the painting above and when I create less tangible things like a workshop.
The video below is a great example. My original idea was to create a video about the SoulCollage® space at the Creative Life Center. I had ideas of topics to include and started planning spots to do the filming.
I was still considering options, when a new thought bubbled up. I could reduce the complexity of the video by honing in on one aspect of our space – image storage. That felt more doable and also more helpful for people watching.
As I started creating detailed plans for the video, another refinement happened. I decided to share about a variety of image storage options, not just about storage in a dedicated space like ours.
Now I was excited! Keeping track of images is a universal challenge for SoulCollage® people, and I had many great ideas to share.
I distilled my original big plan over multiple iterations into the helpful ideas in this video. Creating fun from start to finish!