Pushing against the walls

Finding creativity within limitations is the theme for this month.

If I had a client who gave me an infinite amount of time and an unlimited budget to create whatever I wanted, I would be frozen. There was a time when I thought that if all of those constraints were removed I would be able to finally do the kind of work I wanted. However, I now understand that having a set of constraints within which I can creatively problem solve, is actually what has generated my most innovative work.

It’s only from narrowing down the options that creativity becomes possible, as you are forced to push against the walls that close you in.

Each week in June, we are sharing a creative activity to help put this idea into action. These may seem silly, but that's the point. We want to make it as fun a possible to try out new things and experience their effects without getting too caught up in the end result.

Expect to spend 10-15 minutes on this. You can try it once or every day of the week, if you like. Your job is just to be fearless, try it and share your experiences. See how we turned this exercise into a work of art HERE.

Don't forget to take a photo of what you do and share it online with #CreativeSprint & @ALRCreates.

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