A Creativity Un-Blocker
If you read blog posts about how to get better at writing, at communicating, and at leading a harmonious life, you will quickly learn that many tell you to do a variation of the same task — write a whole bunch of words every day, whether it’s 500, 1000, or 1500.
However, they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Surely this was the logic my drawing professor employed when she came up with an assignment for me, over 20 years ago, which was intended to keep me from failing her class.
The unintended consequence of this assignment was a permanent shift in how I felt about the process of creation and what it means to be be a Maker of any sort.
The assignment was as follows:
Make one hundred (100) drawings in one (1) week.
Adrawing does not have to be a beautifully realistic portrait rendering, but merely a deliberate set of marks on a surface. Okay, I thought — how hard can this be?