Using "What If?" To Increase Your Creativity

To generate more ideas for your paintings and projects it helps to ask yourself "What If?"  What if I painted the leaves of this tree purple? What if i used white acrylic paint in my watercolor painting?  What if I built a rack to hold my paintbrushes from palette wood? What if I moved our bed into my studio and my studio furniture into our bedroom?

Using the phrase what if is a great way to generate novel ideas and get yourself to think more creatively.

I teach "what iffing" in all my art classes and use the strategy myself.  In fact, I used in tonight. 


What if I painted my shoes with chalk paint? 

Try asking yourself what if questions and let me know how this strategy works for you?