Five Ways To Look At Something Differently –
It is handy to have other ways to view the same thing that can inspire new ways to use it, new ideas from it, and new viewpoints about it. Whether for brainstorming or creating, these five ways to look at something differently help to approach the same thing from different avenues of thinking.
- Backwards – from where you want it to be back to now.
- Deconstructed – all the elements if they weren’t stuck together.
- Upside-down – if it were the exact opposite of what it is now.
- Inside-out – what would it be if its inside parts were on the outside.
- Creatively – what it could be if it were added to something else.
This video clip I did yesterday can be found on YouTube here –
Granny D Countryside Mines CricketDiane 2018 4 w Music – the small somewhat animated piece I did yesterday for Granny D and The Scared Donkey Mine Money Game to learn more about animating and game development – yes, it is very rough, but so cool being able to do it. My music is in the video too. Video animation of Granny D walking through the countryside to the mines is one way we are looking at solving the visual style of the game – may try something else also. Please visit our GoFundMe page raising money to develop the Scared Donkey Mine Game into a video game from its board game version designed and created by Diane C. Phillips, aka CricketDiane and Cricket House Studios Art and Design.
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I can’t think of any. My sense of humor is gone. Will have to come back to this subject when – well, maybe – never.
Yes, I am an inventor, innovator, creator and maker. Yes. I’ve done a lot of all those things since I was like 5 years old and especially over the last 50 yrs, nearly daily on a vast array of things. But no, can’t think of a thing today about any of it.
Sometimes I stumble over something I’ve designed, made or built, invented or created and remember what the process and occasion was in vivid detail, including the problem-solving at various stages and seeing it to completion with some measure of pride about accomplishing it. But today – it all seems very distant and unimportant to try and remember any of it to simply share with others on my blog in a way that is fun and entertaining to read.
Maybe my mind is too over-shadowed with the questions – Why would anyone want to read about that? Why would there be an audience for any of that when people seem to want nearly anything else but not this? There isn’t any respect for it where I live or in my family although they’re enjoying the fruits from my doing these things. I don’t know. Maybe today is just a bad day for thinking about any of it.
(Re-posted from the CricketDiane Weblog)
You Can’t Grow a Sugar Tree With Sugar –
©2008 Cricket Diane C Phillips, Kasha Phillips-Lewis, 2-23-08
Its true, you can’t grow a sugar tree with sugar or grow even a great tree with sugar. When my daughters were younger, they would ask, “why does shit happen?” I would answer, “because a good strong tree doesn’t grow from sugar. Sweet soil would kill it and rot it from the inside.” It does take a lot of shit to grow a good tree of strength that lasts through years and years. A tree that has grown through hardship in good, rich soil full of manure, will withstand nature’s fury, her droughts, her onslaughts of moisture and deprivation of nutrients, but a tree grown in sweet soil will die in short order. “Good” is a term of judgment that must be given context. You can’t grow a sugar tree with sugar.
- My comment today – It is still true.
- cricketdiane, 01-05-2017