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  • http://www.creativesoutfitter.com/product/37/ideapaint?utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=ALL&utm_campaign=MIH%2520-%2520June%252012

    I think it was 'Pump Up The Volume' that inspired us with talk of doing your homework in the dark and eating your cereal with a fork.

    All of a sudden we were in my friend's kitchen dying the sea salt blue, coloring trees green, and writing poetry and drawing pictures on our bathroom tiles.

    I can't say my friend's mother was too pleased when she found her sea salt had dissolved into a soupy mess in the cardboard container, especially because she had specially imported it from home.

    But it was a time of discovery. We didn't have many other influences explaining how to rebel. Our rebelling mostly consisted of running around the neighborhood in the pitch dark, walking into people's gardens and setting off their alarms. This would be followed by pickup trucks full of security men running after us with tasers.

    Okay, truth be told I can't say I was involved too much. The boys wouldn't allow it. Us girls mostly ended up sitting in the house with each other and any of the guys whose interest in the girls was more important that getting chased down the road by security guards.

    Still to this day an element of those rebellions remain. I feel the need to start spreading my ideas all over the walls of my house. I want to map the characters lives out and see how the outline of my script unfolds without a screen or a keyboard or an on switch.

    I have seen a couple of different paints I could buy that allowed the walls to be used as a form of whiteboard. This paint seems to be the best deal so far (see link above). It's going to be my next purchase (when I finally make some money).

    The question is... will it really help me with my writing and ideas?

    I hope so, but that's the trouble with spending in order to create. You often find that if you'd simply taken a pencil and eraser to the walls you could have saved yourself $59 and realized your creativity is always available to you wherever you are no matter the resources you have around you.

    In what innovative ways are you creative?

    Stock Photo taken with permission from: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/782829
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