The mind map, what is it? It's a graphical way to represent your ideas, and for artists, this is how we think, so it really fits right in! As a visual tool, it has many fantastic ways for you to analyze, recall, and even generate new ideas.
Because the map closely resembles the way your brain works, helps in improving your cognitive function, and is analytical and artistic (it uses both the left hemisphere and right hemisphere), its really easy and fun to use.
How and what as an artist can you do with a mind map? Why is it important? Read on...
Does this picture look familiar to you. Its one of my original sitemap and brainstorming activities for this website!
The real original was on about 50 sheets of yellow lined note pad papers distributed all over my kitchen table.
When I first started, I can't tell you how pumped and excited I was to be doing the process because early on, I knew I could benefit a large amount of people with this information.
I've found software since that helps me manage this process so much better.
It can be found here at FreeMind
This technique can be used for personal goals, your work goals, any project that has multiple tasks that need to be thought through from wedding planning, to birthday party ideas.
Tell you what, need another cool example!
Check out Thaneeya's site, and see how she utilized this technique to balance work and play time! She's an extraordinary artist that has some beautiful work! It opens in a new window so you won't lose your spot here.
I hope you've enjoyed this exercise in the use of a mind map. Stay tuned for more articles on time management and keeping your sanity as an artist!
till next time....
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