What does the average person look like? What are their aspirations? What do they tend to forget? (Instead of considering everyone on the planet, you could consider a subgroup-- the average parent, bicyclist, or bill collector, for instance.) How does the average person spend their days? Who does the average person associate with? What does the average person read? How … [Read more...] about On Average
There's motion inside living things. Underground, motion occurs at a geologic pace. We move our bodies around and use our bodies to move other things around. We say that the sun moves across the sky. Sometimes we say that we are moved. Sometimes we say that we have moved on. It can be dizzying to look for something that is not in motion--because you won't find … [Read more...] about What Moves?
Water is life, right? Without it we'd all be dried out and dead. Even so, water can be really annoying sometimes. Water leaking in from somewhere. Wet clothes. Rain on your parade. Make a list of ways that water can ruin a person's day. Or tell a story about a time when water made you (or someone else) miserable. Illustrate your work, or doodle on in while you are … [Read more...] about So Annoying
The Perfect People are the ones who sit in the back of our imaginations when we observe how someone (perhaps oneself) has fallen short of expectations. What do you suppose the Perfect People are up to right now? What did they do as soon as they got up this morning? What's on their minds? What mistakes will they never make? Do Perfect People worry? Fill a page with … [Read more...] about The Perfect People
Write the letters A-Z down the left-hand side of your page. Write the name of something that begins with each letter. Consider your 26 words one at a time. Use each one to make some kind of comparison to something else. Comparisons are based on qualities. You can build a comparison by beginning with a quality--size, texture, specific gravity, durability, shape, color, … [Read more...] about Quality Comparisons