This great creative exercise comes from researcher Bob McKim, and is featured in Tim Brown’s TED talk Creativity and Play. http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_brown_on_creativity_and_play?language=en
Take a piece of paper and draw 30 circles on the paper. Now, in one minute, adapt as many circles as you can into objects or decorate in various ways. For example, one circle could become a sun. Another could become a globe. How many can you do in a minute? Quantity over Quality! This gets you thinking outside of the box, but it also let’s you let go of the quality focus, so you are more open to trying something and not overthinking!
I’d love to see your finished circles! And if you make something in glass based on one, please share. Oh, and if you want a canvas to work on my favorite round press shape is the Slim Straight Sided Lentil. For this working with the large (1″) or large+ (1 1/4″) would be a great idea! Here is a discount code (Circle15) for 15% off all Straight Sided Lentils, Original or Slim Thickness. The code is good until December 31st and can not be combined with any other discounts or offers.
Here is a video tutorial for using the press:
Ready, Set, Go!!