This morning I found an unusual portrait composed of other elements. Sometimes you can elicit a whole new level of creativity from yourself by working in a new medium, and composing your work of unusual elements. Write a story that consists only of haikus, images, or magazine advertisements. If you normally journal only in words, work on a mixed-media journal. Create a portrait of one of your fictional characters out of pieces of images of other people, from art or photographs. Tell a tale through recipes, sound bytes, book titles, timelines, mementos… add your own ideas in the comments if you’d like!

Pushing yourself to think and act in a totally different medium or structure than usual can expand the boundaries of your creativity in ways that can surprise and shock you.

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