Rule 1: Feel safe to explore.
Rule 2: Never stop searching for stimulus.
Rule 3: Allow time for open meditation rather than focused meditation. One allows the mind to wander creatively and the other focuses the mind on one thing such as the breath.
Rule 4: Everything is an experiment.
Rule 5: Fight the inner interference that stops you working. Remember P = p – i (Performance equals potential minus our minds imposter syndrome interference)
Rule 6: Nothing is a mistake, there is only make
Rule 7: Don’t create and analyse at the same time, they’re different processes
Rule 8: THE ONLY RULE IS WORK. If you work it will lead to something. Its the people who do the work who catch on to things.
Rule 9: Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself, its lighter than you think.
Rule 10: ” We’re breaking all of the rules. Even our own rules, and how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X quantities’ John Cage
Apapted from the work of “Sister’ Mary Kent, who revolutionised graphic design and encouraged the creativity of thousands of people.