EXERCISE: Unrelated images and ideas

Could any of these random images be associated with the image you’re holding?

1. Allow yourself to imagine a situation combining your image and the one you’ve chose from below. Add a version of this image adjacent to the others on your brainstorming sheet.

2. Do the same thing with any image you come across, in a magazine, movie, ad, photograph. Or click here for a set of random Flickr images.

If I were to combine these with the image of the man with his hands in the pail, I might imagine he is preparing a medical mixture for the alien lying in the bed, or maybe his methods are a part of creating the smoke signal that the Native American woman and her friend are responding to.

Any ideas and images can be combined. If the combination resonates with you, it’s worth expanding and exploring.


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