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Michael Edward Garrett (M, 70)
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    Imagination Game
    When I was very young and my grandfather was very old we played a game that he taught me. He called it the imagination game. My grandfather would take a blank piece of paper and with a pencil he would make a mark or a few marks on the paper. He asked me not to think about anything as I looked at the paper and the marks he had made. Instead, he asked me to draw what I saw and not what I wanted to see. I loved my grandfather and I loved the game as well. I still play the game over 50 years later, only now I play it without my grandfather making the initial marks, or maybe in some way he still does. Here is one example of what happens when I play.

    GREETINGS - 16 X 20 - Oil on Canvas

    Thu, Jan 3, 2008  Permanent link

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    Wildcat     Thu, Jan 3, 2008  Permanent link
    great game, great results, thank you for sharing this
    actually I have a similar story, only the instrument for igniting the imagination was a word or a thought or a poem..
    jTp     Thu, Jan 3, 2008  Permanent link
    Oh my! I love that piece of art.

    I did the same sort of thing too in elementary school. Our teacher called is "Squiggles" and she would draw a bunch of lines on our sheet of paper and we would have to write a story about it.

    I wish all children have the chance to use their imagination in such a way.

    Thanks for sharing.
    bpwnes     Fri, Jan 4, 2008  Permanent link
    I remember way back to elementary school where we listened to music and drew a line on a piece of paper. We moved the pencil with the music, and when we were done, we would pick out shapes of objects we recognized. I remember seeing a boot.
     
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