Try this. Notice the colors around you.
Challenge yourself to notice the colors you interact with in your daily life. Color is linked with psychological and cultural effects. Red colored pills work better as depressants depending on the culture. Maybe patients expect red pills to be better and that changes the placebo effect. Colors influences our moods. My voice mail message asks people to leave their name, number and favorite color. I often forget this until I hear an unexpected “My favorite color is orange!” At the end of an professional message
Have you tried paying more attention to color? Did notice anything interesting?
Imagination is an invisible force. Until we express through action, that is. Scientists are increasingly researching the benefits, changes, and power of imagination. This episode of the Uncanny Creativity Podcast takes a look at 9 studies that use the scientific method to measure imagination. Study 1: Children and Imagination Children today are more using their imaginations more than in the 1980s. Comparing 14 studies between 1982 and 2008 that used the same scale, creativity was tested in unstructured child's play. Kids today are more comfortable using their imagination. They also use less negative imagery. The experiment was published in the Creativity ... Read more
What we think will happen is not always what happens. Part of being an artist is accepting that being wrong is okay. It's part of the fun of our work! The feeling of being wrong is a pleasant surprise. We turn mistakes into art. “To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.” Joseph Chilton Pearce, author focused on human development Tip 1: Appreciate Effort Overconfidence effect. Confidence is great! Overconfidence is a psychological bias. Accept any outcome. Being wrong is part of the creative process. Try this: Focus on how awesome it is that you tried. ... Read more
Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.