“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” Mary Lou Cook
I'm very excited you've received your Creative Spark Deck! Below are some ideas on how to use the cards, the prompts, and the packaging your deck came in. I can't wait to see what ideas they spark for you and what you create with them!
Here's a reminder of all the elements you'll find on each card:
HOW TO STORE YOUR DECK...
Keep your deck on your desk or workspace, somewhere you can see it and easily access (because out of sight out of mind :)) Here are a few container ideas for storing them:
Feel free to keep the deck in the plastic container it came in
Any storage container you have on hand (check your kitchen and bathroom)
Create your own container (recycle/reuse and paint a box or plastic container you have on hand)
USE YOUR DECK...
To help you start a brand new project or fill in a blank sketchbook/canvas/surface of your choice
To bring new inspiration to an existing unfinished project
As creative writing prompts
To begin a brainstorm session
WAYS TO CHOOSE & USE THE CARDS
Randomly pick which element on the card you'll use or read through each one and see which one you gravitate towards
Go through the entire deck using the same element before moving on to the next, ie: use all the words associated with the number inside the spark first or all the patterns, etc.
Set aside what you’ve picked until you've gone through the entire deck or mix them back in each time
When it comes to the art movements, research characteristics of it as well as notable artists and pieces of work during that period. Consider putting a modern spin on older movements, taking one element from it to use, and finding out how you best connect with it.
MY FAVORITE PLACES TO DO RESEARCH
Sometimes I don't know exactly what I want to do with a prompt but I'm interested in exploring it further. That's when I'll do some research to see if anything piques my curiosity or sparks an idea.
Unsplashfor photo references. Enter your text prompt or a word you associate with the element you're using into the search and see what pictures come up