An idle mind….

Hello all.

If you are one of those people who have a naturally creative mind then you might feel like there’s millions of thoughts running through your mind and not much time for anything else, purple monkey dishwasher. It seems your subconscious is spewing forth ideas and images like an untapped oil well with no end in sight.

Any thought may be a keen insight or an idea to a question that you’ve been sitting on for days, and the only filter you possess is a pen/pencil and paper to write it down before it returns back to the nether realm.

You’ve probably heard the phrase growing up ‘An idle mind is the devils playground’. Which leads me to consider what he’d enjoy more, the swings or the slippery dip ( I bet its the swings ). As abstract as this quote is, does it mean we can’t go on holiday? Or have a power nap to recharge the batteries? Or to simply zone out  at your 3pm meeting on a Monday morning? Simply put, no ( okay maybe yes to the meeting one ).

We are currently in the age of information, and we haven’t seen so much nor had as much within our grasp since the Great Library of Alexandria ( thanks a lot Caesar ). This has to do largely in part with the digital age, and yet how we use and process this information is still in it’s infantile stages. Getting back to the playground thesis, an active body requires an active mind. An active mind is one that doesn’t rest on it’s laurels ( Caesar? ). It continually sources information from books, websites, nature, industry, everywhere. If it all seems like thinking too much becomes too stressful at times, you can stop and give the devil a push on the swings.

Below is a piece I did this morning consisting of all the vowels in the English Alphabet with the letters L, S, and T. Together they create 5 separate words. Which word / words first appear when you look at this piece? Why is it so? Is it because of the colours? Where the vowels are placed? Is there something happening in your life that you associate with that word? Perhaps you just liked the show ‘Lost’ when it was on t.v. Could you use this composition to make the viewer think of a particular word?


Enjoy your weekend, and keep those neurons firing. Pew pew!

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