Today was the second session of Soul Collage at The Hive. While I wish I could share the images I created, that is discouraged by the instructor, as they reveal intimate aspects of the inner life. In their place here are all of the clippings my classmates and I created during the session.
As mentioned in my first post about the class, it's been a genuinely freeing adventure. To have 2-3 hours in my week just to create without critique or expectations has been an enjoyable experience. I'm starting to see it transfer into my professional work. Just the other day I found myself jumping straight into creating, following my gut, without having to write a brief or follow some 6 step design thinking process (which I typically cling too). I like the idea that design or making in itself can reveal new opportunities, insights, and ideas without heavy-handed controls or processes. That's not to say that critique or processes or event expectations don't have a place. It knowing when to turn them on and off, I guess, that I'm lea