“They just come to me”, that has typically been my answer to people who ask me where the ideas for Grown From Idea come from. I think too much, at least that’s what some people have told me. I like thinking, it’s something I do a lot of, and as a child I talked out of turn in class a lot so this was a way for me to keep quiet.
But when I’m quiet my mind is far from it. That’s when the ideas come, in no particular order they come, all at once, one at a time, half at a time, bits and pieces of ideas from the weeks and months before, they come. Late at night, early in the day, during class, they come when they are ready and more importantly when I am ready to listen. It’s not something I can force or call up on command. I simply have to let it happen. It’s a zone I have to be in.
Luckily I’ve had lots of time to figure out just what my zone feels like. I can get in that zone with ease now but the ideas still have to be there to come out. Where they come from before I get them is anybody’s guess. But with Grown From Idea it allows me to share these ideas with a lot of people and it’s almost like I am speaking out in class. Yelling these ideas with art and creativity but in such a way that people don’t seem to mind. In fact it’s appreciated and that is inspiring to me. I’m inspired by others being inspired by something I thought up.