Having so many ideas buzzing around in ones head calls for organisation, but as someone with countless note taking facilitators, pads, journals of many varieties, evernote, post-its etc etc, I came across a book I purchased a while back. It was about illustrating your world through maps. I came with templates and ideas for themes. The first template in the book, or kit, is a hand shaped map to celebrate personal passions. The institutions indicated to write on each finger, one creative outlet.
I added ways to develop and in the legend other ideas on how to go about progressing. They were all things I had considered before but got lost in the many approaches coming to me. The obvious thing to do with my map is to put it on the wall as a reminder and adapt or add new maps as time progresses.
Since drawing my map (about one hour ago), I have read a quarter of a book on jazz improvisation, a skill I have wanted to develop for 15 years which is when I believe I bought the book. A well written guide to a creative skill, I find is a great motivation, especially when you feel you have understood and absorbed the information. I feel up for sitting at the piano stool and beginning the practical side of learning.
On the topic of ‘since I drew my map’, I have located a paper chase recipe book I began to fill out with cooking ideas and a neighbour knocked on our door with a collection of cooking apples she picked. That will surely inspired me to be creative in the kitchen!