For this week’s Q&A Monday, I asked this question on Quora. Here’s a list of 30 answers:
“What are your top five sketchbook prompts and ideas?”
"Is imagination a gift or a curse?" Anonymous via Quora Worry is Imagination. And so is Hope. Both are taking current events and guessing at a possible future. Usually without much thought about how likely the events are. And often without much thought on how we apply those thoughts to the present. Our thoughts and imagination can be trained. We're training them every day. From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology to Meditation and Yoga, there are many methods of training our thoughts. We often live out the story we imagine for ourselves. To change your life for good or ... Read more
"Is there a way I can develop a more creative mind so that I can come up with ideas?" Anonymous asked on Quora Applied creativity is a practiced skill. There are infinite ways to understand the ways you already use this skill and to figure out the next steps: Notice how you’re already creative. Every action you take is creative. You’re taking something from your inner world and making it real. You created your life today. You could sleep in and instead you wake up. You could quit your job; instead, you work. You could abandon your relationships, instead, you ... Read more
Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.