M is for mixing it up
Being very linear, with everything planned out neatly, has it place. It is reassuring and can keep your energy flowing from a place of security. I like sketching and outlining but have also enjoyed mixing things up a bit.
Mixing media as an artist is a sure-fire way to break up monotony. Further, it is a challenging discipline that pushes boundaries preset by other well-defined disciplines. Mixed Media can lead you into unknown territory, ripe and ready to be mined for new material.
|The Dancers, Mixed Media Book Art with Found Objects, Collage and Stitching, by Stephanie Rose Bird|
As a writer, I’ve found that adding poetry, letters, book passages, quotes, songs or recipes into my stories is another fun way of mixing things up, in a productive and fun way.
|"The Dancers," Mixed Media Book Art, with Collage, by Stephanie Rose Bird|
My theme for the A to Z Challenge is Creative Hacks to Break Creative Blocks. I’ve listed a few ways I mix things up to muster through the tough spots that would otherwise leave me mired in inertia. How about you? Have you changed directions, adding in new media to your art or mixed genres in your writing? I’d love to hear how you mix things up and feel free to leave links to your work.