This week I wanted to try a creative suggestion that I found in the book Inspired! by Marcia Yudkin. She suggested taking two random books off your bookshelf, opening them each to a random page, and finding the connection between what you see on those pages. I decided to connect my books to the origami cards that I’m working on for my Etsy shop JoJackLee.
The first image is a tiny corner of an illustration by Barbara Cooney from Hattie and the Wild Waves.
My second reference is a Goya image from Le Petit Larousse Illustré (French Encyclopedia).
And the first steps of my connection: the beginning of my next Halloween-themed origami card below:
As far as connecting ideas, I think this little exercise was fun and quite helpful to get the juices flowing. It may become a bigger part of my idea-generating process.
Stay tuned later in the week for the finished work!