P is for Perspective
noun per·spec·tive \pər-ˈspek-tiv\
Definition of perspective
1. 1a : the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye; specifically : representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance b : a picture in perspective
2. 2a : the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed <places the issues in proper perspective>; also : point of view b : the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance <trying to maintain my perspective>
3. 3a : a visible scene; especially : one giving a distinctive impression of distance : vista b : a mental view or prospect <to gain a broader perspective on the international scene —Current Biography>
4. 4: the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions
My Creative Block Hack for today is about changing your perspective.
|La Clairvoyance by Rene Magritte|
Here are some ways I suggest to accomplish this shake-up:
· Challenge the lens through which you look at your work, including your fine art, the characters and situations in your novels, or your approach to creative nonfiction.
|Memory of a Journey by Rene Magritte|
· Give yourself permission to change things up a bit.
Imagine this different type of work.
1 Ask yourself, how can I change the mental, physical, conceptual and/or spiritual view of my creative project?
2 How can I encourage readers or viewers to see my work differently?
Have you pigeonholed yourself?
Spend some serious time, days, a week or month(s) figuring out how you can get out of that pigeonhole.
Examine your work as objectively as possible.
Look for common themes, motifs, words or images.
Now think about themes, motifs, words, concepts or images you’ve thought about exploring but haven’t.
List these things out so you can see them.
Begin to work your way through the list, approaching the work from a completely different perspective.