- Have you heard of the concept of flow before this course? If so, how did you learn about it?
This is the first time that I have been introduced to this term. Before Unit 6, I had never heard of the term.
- Have you ever experienced “flow,” even if you did not know what it was called? If so, describe the process. If not, what steps will you take to train yourself to achieve it? Where do you anticipate inserting these steps into your current methodology?
Looking back on my life, I have experienced flow on a regular basis. I often get lost in the process of creating. Before marriage, I would often paint until I fell asleep and wake to start again. My wife doesn’t seem understand this state of creativity. I now find my self working on design project hours at a time without complaint. I usually do not feel hunger or tiredness during these periods. I am completely engulfed. In the past when describing my creative process, I have stated that sometimes when I drawing my hands don’t feel or look like my own. It’s like being in a meditative state when outside stimuli go unnoticed. The only thing that exist is the creative motion. It has become harder to obtain the state with the constant sporadic movements of my household. I have toyed with the idea of renting a studio space.