Ever heard of the creative core? I’m sure I didn’t invent it, but I thoroughly believe in it.
Time and time again at UCLA, I noticed my students that were especially talented in acting, showed great flair and originality in the scenic designs they created in my class.
I myself was an actor up until college, where I learned I had a knack in the magic of painting with light as a theatrical lighting designer. I went on to enjoy success as a playwright as well.
Odd crossovers? I don’t think so. Once a creative soul learns the skills and vocabulary of another artistic discipline, it opens up a new avenue for expression. The right brain is a fantastical storehouse of artistic potential in us all.
Ready to try? All you writers out there should dash to the bookstore and pick up DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN by Betty Edwards. Nudge the talents you have to make words come alive and channel them into sketching.
I dare you to tickle your own creative core.