Recently I spent an enjoyable 'Adults Only' evening with friends at the Telus Spark Science Center. It was so great as we got to play with everything...and we even learned a thing or two. And laughed...a lot.
There is something special about play. Even though I feel like much of my life as an artist is about play and experimentation, I do spend so much of my time alone so this was extra special. And I find that the more I expose myself to, the more creative thoughts fill my mind.
At one point we created a stop motion movie and at first it seemed like it needed to be done a certain way, but as we went along we just kept adding characters and expanding our little story line and in the end as we watched we laughed and had thoroughly enjoyed the process. I think that's the best way to learn.
When I arrived home I couldn't wait to get to my studio...I guess the synapsis were firing. Or maybe it was the adult only beverages ;)
P.S. Yes, I am in the photos - the short haired blond in the background.