My 35 Words: Imagine

I’ve always been this way. I was always inventing stories, like any normal kid, and pretending… but it kept on in adulthood and my mind is an imaginative powerhouse drifting here and there… I like to sit and just think about all the possibilities– how to solve things. You may catch me “spacing-out” or day-dreaming, but what I’m doing is solving something. An art teacher once told me that “drawing is really learning how to see”. So I look at the details of an object and scrutinize what it is, visually. I remember being camped out by the sliding glass window, as a girl, staring at the branches in the trees, trying to figure out if they made a recognizable shape, like you would do if you were looking at fluffy clouds. I would do this for sometimes an hour while I was waiting for other people to wake up or for cartoons to come on. I would just gaze out the window and think. My mind drifts like a butterfly fluttering from gourgeous flower to an amazing sunset, and back to the woods where I think that I saw…

My 35 Words: Imagine

This is from my series of my favorite 35 Words: Imagine

3″x5″ card, media: pigment liner and colored pencil by Rachel  Heu from My 35 Words

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"Creativity is an act of defiance. You're challenging the status quo. You're questioning accepted truths and principles. You're asking three universal questions that mock conventional wisdom: Why do I have to obey the rules? Why can't I be different? Why can't I do it my way?" --Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life (pg. 133)
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4 Responses to My 35 Words: Imagine

  1. Becca says:

    Love this!! Haha, are you surprised it’s my favorite?! Beautiful work. Speaking of the word “imagine,” do you know that I still have and wear that silver necklace you gave me, maybe 6 years ago? It inspires me still. 🙂

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