I spent a couple of hours tonight looking for images to get inspiration for characters, places, jewelry and accessories. The process of selecting images must be done in complete freedom, not being attached to any particular aspects. Just being open and let the images trigger new ideas.
So from the search tonight, I discovered 2 new characters. This is very exciting because it deepened the plot and added value to one of the main character. I also found the ambiance for the environment in which the story will take place. The most interesting search was for clothes, jewelries and arms.
This week-end, I will browse some magazines for images and create a collage. I find it very powerful to create stories or scenes coming from a “non-word” (!!!) point of view. The images I choose to put together seems to have no link, whatsoever. But when it’s done, I just let any feelings, sensations and emotions come up and transform into words. And I write them down creating a new world.
This process amazes me every time I go through it. At first, I always doubt that the magic will happen again. It is a complete creation without any judgement or any preconceive idea of what the result might be. Not good for a mind that likes to “know before” what the result will be. And then it just happens. I discovered a lot of things about how I view the world and how things in life seem to be for me. I guess someone with psychological knowledge could explain the process that gets initiated by the association of different images. Not sure I want to get into that. I just love making them!
With great respect!