This exercise invites your mind to relax, open up and travel widely. It’s also an opportunity to awaken your whimsey.
Begin with something: an object in front of you, a memory from earlier in your day, or the first word that pops into your mind. Write down what it is not. Expand on that thought a little bit if you would like.
Choose a word from what you have just written. On a new line, begin writing about what it is not.
Once you have written a couple of lines, choose a new word from what you have just written. Begin a new line and write about what it is not.
Continue in that pattern until you have filled a page.
Add illustrations, decoration or doodling to the page as you see fit. When you have finished, give your work a title. Write the date on it as well.