Expand Your Creative Thinking with Combinations

Creative Combinations

One way stir creative thinking is to bring together even seemingly disparate concepts or ideas and see what happens when they hang out.

Imagine an elephant and your yearly report.

Imagine breaking free and dishwasher detergent.

Imagine love and radishes.

Do the combinations take you somewhere? A picture? A story? A giggle?

Years ago I received a fabulous pair of MuseCubes from Gretchen Wegner. They inspire just this kind of creative exploration.  On each side of the two cubes there is a verb. Whenever you need to shake things up a bit, toss the dice and play with the results. With the MuseCubes, every roll gets your body involved and that helps bring an immediate shift in your energy.

Here’s what happened when I rolled “Sigh” and “Dance”:

Play with combinations to expand your creative thinking.

Wherever you are, look around the room and play with combinations. On my desk I see:

  • A clock and a Buddha.
  • A Kleenex box and sunglasses.
  • A pearl ring and an unpaid bill.

Where do your creative combinations take you?

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