My favorite quote I found in 2006 is from French philosopher Emile Chartier, who said, “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.” Following this advice, today’s resolution is to be less dangerous by having more ideas. Here’s one of my favorite ways:
Step One: Buy a (small) camera. This is the one I love.
Step Two: Go for a walk (don’t forget the camera).
Step Three: Take lots of pictures, focusing (pun intended) on a particular object, thing, or shape.
Step Four: Upload them to Picassa, Flickr, iPhoto, etc.
Step Five: After your walk, spend no more than 10 minutes writing down any random ideas rumbling around inside your head. For extra credit, write the ideas on the label or note section of your photo-organizing tool.
Step Six: Repeat daily.