One Word with Jean: Imagine

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It’s All in Your Head

You may not do everything you imagine, but you will imagine everything you do. Seeing, hearing, feeling in your mind is the first step to accomplishing any goal.

Photo by Aksonsat Uanthoeng

Photo by Aksonsat Uanthoeng

For instance, I imagined I would travel the world, make cool stuff, and write. I’m not rich and famous, but I can imagine it. That Imagination is what drives us makers.

Follow Your Urge to Make

Imagining starts with that little corner of your brain which is often ignored. I’m vacationing with my sister in northern Utah. They’ve had a lot of rain. The flowers, both in her garden and growing wild among the sage, are beautiful. I’m working on this blog but I don’t know what to write and there is a little voice telling me to make some sketches, even try a water color.

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As I sit at my computer looking out at the mountains, all I can imagine is being outside in the bright sun, sketching and painting delicate flowers. Finally I cave and listen to the voice that is my imagination.

Author Austin Kleon says to “Take time to be bored. When we’re bored our imaginations take off. Do the ironing, take a walk, let your mind wander off on its own. Follow your urge to make and see what comes of it.”

Permission to Imagine

Practice productive procrastination.
— Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon
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By the time I finish with my doodling, I know a lot more about the flowers, as well as what I want to say about this month’s One Word: Imagine. Give your imagination the time and space to grow, to germinate. Ideas and passions (even little passions) bloom where they’re planted.

Take a look at our August One Word: Imagine and imagine all of the inspiring things you can make.

My Craft Table

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Here are some of the supplies I used for One Word: Imagine.