Today Rebecca and I had some free time and we used it to play with intuitive art. We invented a little game that is super fun and hones creativity, intuition, co-creation and brains. My recommendation is: Try this at home! The only thing you need is paper and pens.
- Each pic a topic (don’t share it yet!).
- Each pic a pen of their favorite color.
- Set a timer for 5 minutes. Player A draws something related to her topic.
- Player B adds to the drawing for another 5 minutes related to his topic.
- Voila – you’ve got a fun co-created intuitive piece of art.
- Now switch to writing. Player A writes a verse on her topic.
- Player B writes a verse on his topic.
- Now you’ve got a piece of intuitive poetry on top of it.
Rebecca started out drawing a landscape. Her topic was (which I didn’t know of course) Adventure of life. I felt like abstracting the scene a little. However, this whole game is not in any way about creating something specific. It’s more about the conscious and subconscious interplay between the two players. Can I guess what she is up to? Do I even want to? Do I play along, counteract, enhance, destroy or drizzle some stardust over it?
Now it was my turn to start. I feel it is really important to swap as it changes to whole dynamic. Now I could inspire her (or not). Now she had to respond to what was happening on the paper. By the way: We didn’t talk a lot during the game and somehow that made it more fun. My topic: Patterns. Hers: Connect the dots.
It’s really interesting as well how, with each round, the intention can be taken to another level. There are so many variables to play with: Style of drawing, degree of realism, direct or indirect relationships just to name a few. Topics: One circle of creation and Intoxication.
Within half an hour of back-and-forth we could really feel how we got more present with it. Making up stories while observing the other one drawing and vice versa. Taking a look around in the room for inspiration. Noticing which song is playing in the background? How can I surprise her? How can I surprise myself? How can I take a leap and draw or write something unconventional?
Try this at home
Some of you might think: I’m can’t draw. I never wrote a poem. I’m not creative. Forget about these limiting beliefs for a moment and give it a try. It’s a good challenge that hones creativity, intuition, co-creation and brains. Do it at work with one of your colleagues. If you get caught by your boss, tell her the truth: That you’re training to become a better employee. Because you are! If that one really doesn’t work for you: There a more practical exercises in the Applied Spirituality Workbook. 😉