When I am feeling really stuck on a problem or creative dilemma (yes, dilemma I looked it up) I have found that doing something other than trying to intellectually muscle my way through can be surprisingly successful.
So I have been reading directions and watching YouTube Videos about how to assemble a trampoline that just got delivered. Assembling things is one of my biggest challenges. I am ambidextrous. I am a visual learner and I like to jump in and not really plan my projects. I go with my gut and it has generally guided me well. However, I am pretty sure that if I use the same technique to assemble the trampoline that I will be putting people I love at risk.
So, I decided I needed to do something creative to pull myself out of my negative assembly loop. I did this quick computer sketch of Amadeo Modigliani’s Portrait of Franz Heller. Modigliani is one of my favorite painters. I think I’m ready to go lay out the parts and begin the process now. I am hoping a little creative exercise was all that I needed.
Here’s a link to Modigliani’s BIO at the GUGGENHEIM. Fascinating and truly magnificent portraits.