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Imagination and Realism

The two opposing character traits that I need to balance are my imagination and my sense of realism. I need to foster my imagination. My sense of realism is so overbearing that it makes it difficult for me to utilize my imaginative/creative side. I do not work, but I am an artist. I tend to create art from photos that I take. I have a hard time using my imagination to create works from the top of my head.

So, what I came up with to gain more of a balance between imagination and realism is to create a picture each day from the top of my head. For example, I may create an oak tree from my mind's eye instead of looking at a real one or at a picture. By doing this, I will be using my imagination in order to create aspects of the tree that I cannot visualize as being real. I will incorporate my imagination to fill in the blanks so to speak. This in turn will enhance my creativity, and I will create better artwork because of it.

I really enjoyed listening to this class, because I have been in a little bit of a rut when it comes to creativity. I now have a plan to enhance that creativity.

Thank you.


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