During one of our mask-building workshops, one of the students gave me a small spaceship and said:
“here … I don’t want it … I just wanted to get it out of my mind”.
I couldn't agree more. I could relate to what this 7-year-old boy was saying to me. He was so lucky to have been able to create what was on his mind and celebrate the feeling of completion. He has motivated me. He has inspired me. He has also made it easier for me to explain the reasoning behind my own projects. Now I can simply answer: “had to get it out of my mind.
Out-of-my-mind-accomplishments not always come from a completion of a project but as a projection in a visual format, like a sketch, diagram, journal, or notes. At our home, we have a notebook we use for collecting ideas. Every time visitors start describing some invention they wish existed we make them write it down with drawings and all. They always find it interesting to review their thoughts. It at least takes care of the initial hesitation.
Making something extraordinary from anything ordinary takes creativity and courage.
i m a g i n a t i o n
I'm not out of my mind, IT is out of my mind