Cut some paper 5" x 5" (or use index cards). You should have a minimum of 25; maximum 50.
Design/sketch from your imagination without worrying too much about content, begin by making marks in the medium of your choice. (If you can tie this into what you are doing in studio, better yet.) Work loosely. As you complete the marks, move on to the next piece of paper. If you are working in a wet medium, set it aside to dry and move on, working your way through the stack.
Once you have worked your way through the entire stack of paper, sort the sketches into three different piles.
1) ones that work
2) ones that don't
3) ones that need work
Next, finish the ones that work by adding the finishing touches in the media of your choice. Make a notation on the back that says, "1".
Using the same method as above, work on the ones that need work. Make a notation on the back that says, "3".
Now, spend time making the ones that don't work, work. What went wrong and can they be saved? Make a notation on the back that says, "2".
Continue to work one the pieces until all or most are done. You should now have a piles of fun starts, finished pieces, and some failures from which to learn.
We're going to pin all of these up by category by our next class, 9/24/15
adapted from Creative unBlock Project #20 by Justin Richel in "Creative Block" by Danielle Krysa