It's Saturday, so Meet Me at Mikes has a new theme - your secret weapon. My Bricole chose the theme and the idea is to share something that is close to your creative heart.
My secret weapons are memories, daydreaming, music, and vapour trails.
Often when I work I think about the most random things and daydream about stuff that is real and is not. I often catch myself remembering things out of the blue, and really thinking too much about things that matter and don't. This photo kind of sums up what my daydreams look like and of times I like to remember.
Music is always playing while I work, and I'll often play the same stuff over and over and over. It is kind of like a comfortable trance, looping through the same songs. My current playlist has a mix of the xx album x, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the Cribs and Sleater Kinney. I'm playing it now and have been playing it since last week. When I feel like a change I'll play stuff on vinyl because I like the sound, and it kind of ties in with my first weapon...random thoughts often lead to remembering random songs. Lately I've been listening to the Plunderers, Julian Cope, and Dinosaur Jr.
Vapour trails just make me smile and whenever I see one I make a wish and know everything will work out just right.