As I've mentioned in earlier posts, every writer, creative thinker, and artists needs organization, needs margin, and needs to be awakened to the amazing, audacious world around them. We need to ask questions, and we need faithfulness, hope, and endurance.
We also need that hint of Randomness. Somwhere in the midst of our everyday, passionate, faithful, creative work, we need a hint of random.
Yesterday I had a post planned . . .this isn't it. It's a moment of randomness unexpected. Why?
Because I had a surprise project yesterday - one that I didn't expect to get involved in at all. One that opened up my creative horizons in a new way.
My husband, an engineer by heart and by profession, is also a video editor and producer for our church, and for three different dance studios.
A friend of ours, an amazing, creative dance director wanted to create an artistic video highlighting the extraordinary in the ordinary of movement, showcasing how all movement is dance, and dance is all movement.
My husband agreed to take on the project, but when presented with hours of video clips, and several selections of music, he felt overwhelmed by the openess of the vision, especially since the video was expected to be fairly short.
So last night I stayed up late and helped him make connections between over forty slices of video, and two selections of music. Three hours of passionate work gave us 3 and a half minutes of video with music.
The amazing part of this random, unexpected moment is I feel refreshed, renewed, and excited about not only this randomly new project, but for my writing as well . . .
A hint of random can be refreshing.
Creative Toolbox Exercise: Do something new and random today!