How to use your innate capacity for "pareidolia" to be more creative.
I saw so many “real” things in the fake marble walls of the shower in my childhood home. Still remember them 😊.
Love this! I wrote a children’s book based on paredolia called Moody Moody Cars (Magination Press, For ages 4-8). Cars have feelings! Or at least some look like they do.
There's a thing in mental illness called Idea of Reference where you basically talk to the universe. It offers a lot of creativity but you have to be careful else you get stigmatised like crazy.
This is what my work is all about. Enjoy: https://www.instagram.com/ellen.wetmore/
"Creativity isn’t just about thinking; it’s about seeing."
We are never passive observers divorced from our experience. We are always, and at all times, active participants in the unfolding everything-ness of all we touch, witness and observe.
@Annie Murphy Paul thanks for such a great post!
Chaos theory and amodal perception. like the gestalt triangle we are able to fill in the pieces as needed. There is a skill to it. I like that you are one of few people that think this is a useful mode of perception. It has had a negative stigma associated with mental illness from some which is too bad. It is a good tool to have in your toolbox. You get to see the world in a different manner.
This was very well written, thank you for sharing:)
Wow! And thank you.
Thanks for the inspiration!
I like all this. Very interesting. Just two wonders as a photographer (sorry we live in the time of photoshop or better AI), are horse and heart manipulated?, that doesn't move a point of interest of your article though.
Interesting, Annie. I've always defined creativity as open, fluid, and flexible thinking. To keep it simple for myself. You've described a key element of it.