Ideas in the Raw

November 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

They come unbidden, so you grab what’s handy and make a fast sketch. Could be a napkin, an old receipt, the back of an announcement sent home from school.

Maybe you’re on the computer, working on a couple of websites or some ad layouts or some logo designs, or paying bills or writing up a proposal… and into your mind streaks the realization that the holidays are upon us and you have to do something for that too.

Quickly, you pick up a pen and scribble out an image or two. No time to develop it just yet, but it’s out now and you go back to those other deadlines.

And that’s how it happens.

Raw ideas can simply spill out when least expected. At their best, the energy captured in sketches gets translated into the polished, refined end-product. At their worst, they’ve given you a place to work from.

So there’s really no downside. Sketch it out. On paper, with a pen or pencil or marker. From your mind to your hand. I highly recommend it!


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§ 2 Responses to Ideas in the Raw

  • wartica says:

    I think more people should approach ideas more in the manner you wrote about. In grade school, they used to tell us to write the first thing that comes to mind and run with it. The problem was that I would have thirty or so ideas flowing at once. That would change when one particular teacher told me to focus on one of those many ideas and build from there. From that point on, it got easier for me to start somewhere and keep building. Great Post:))


  • I can relate to how ideas and inspiration comes – unexpected. Then write it down NOW before you lose it.


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