habit zero #034

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the challenge One insight I captured yesterday just didn’t want to let go. It intrigued me. It sparked my imagination — not with something concrete, but more with a feeling or an atmosphere. Luckily, the Storify Prism channels this notion and turn it into a creative Insight. When playing with it, we should take a visual Insight we captured and use it as a trigger — a Seed — for a short story. I can’t say the following Insight qualifies as short story. But this is where my imagination took me when I stared at the blue lock against the white tiled wall. my insight   The small white square tiles were designed to look sterile. Somehow they screamed the opposite. Maybe it was their poor condition — some were broken, some were just anything but clean. Maybe it was that some were just brutally reshaped into rectangles. Maybe. Or perhaps it was the large old lock that nobody has bothered to use for years. It was locked, but it wasn’t locking anything. There was no reason to. If there once was, there was nobody around to remember it. Or anything else or that matter. It was quiet as if … Read More

habit zero #033

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the challenge   I love this song by Suzanne Vega. And my love for it starts with its title. It’s enigmatic and sad, and it makes me wonder and imagine. Whether or not you know the song, this title makes a perfect Seed. So, today I will play with it and see if I can find small blue things. Here we go…

habit zero #032

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the challenge   Today, we are not following a Seed. Or you could say we are following a generic Seed — the one letting us find something interesting that catches our eyes with no limitation, constraint, or trigger. It’s an invitation to observe the world with no specific intent except for being surprised or amazed by something and then reflect on what we find.

habit zero #031

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the challenge   It’s raining today, so outdoor exploration is not an option. I got the Exploration Prism, but I will play with it indoor. And the Seed I got with it is the Mustache Seed. Time to look around me and find an Insight.

habit zero #030

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the challenge   We have a special challenge today. Instead of exploring the world, we are going to look carefully at our… Emoji keyboard. The Modern Glyph Prism is a Maker Prism. Instead of exploration, it is focused on creating. And the raw material we will use today are emojis. The challenge is to express the title of the Seed or something inspired by it with an emoji or a combination of few emojis. Ready? Let’s try it… my insight   So, here’s what I came up with: I chose the hourglass emoji, but I used it upside-down, thus making the sand seem weightless. reflection   I played today in a very contained environment: my smartphone’s emoji keyboard. Compared to the creative exploration mode we played with till now, this limited playground seems impossible to imagine and create in. But constrains are the fuel of creativity. So, I approached this task very methodically: I started to skim all the emojis until I found one I can associate with the Weightless Seed. In the case this wouldn’t have worked, the next step would have been to try find a combination of two emojis I can use, and so on. mental notes … Read More

habit zero #029

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the challenge I was planning to go on a hike outside the city today, and the Prism I got was a perfect fit. When playing Where No One Has Gone Before I should find a spot with a unique point of view and play with a Seed there.

habit zero #028

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the challenge   The challenge in my creative exploration today is finding a night-inspired Insight in broad daylight. The Seed that will lead me today is the Starry Night Seed. And I am in a race against the clock: I must find an Insight before the sun sets.

habit zero #027

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the challenge   After our art-based exploration mini-series we are back in the real world. I will use the core Exploration Prism today and the Seed I got with it is the Vulnerable Seed.

habit zero #026

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the challenge   Five days ago I visited the Israel Museum in Jerusalem with the Art 101 Prism and five random Seeds. My goal was to explore the artworks using the Seeds — to see them through these magical glasses. Today we are concluding the mini-series of five posts dedicated to this visit. I chose to conclude this exploration activity with a special Insight inspired by a special Seed — the Little Treasure Seed.

habit zero #025

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the challenge   It’s the fourth part of my Art 101 challenge — exploring artworks in a museum and capturing insights inspired by seempli Seeds. The next Seed I played with is the Genesis Seed. I felt I had to find something to justify such a meaningful title. And luckily, I did.