If, like me though, you've had things turn out now quite as you'd hoped, and a little trip into Creative Block Land, then am going to share a tool I found that may help, and the story of how it helped me.
Which, believe it or not, is linked to this new elephant cartoon:
There I was, frustrated by project roadblocks, and feeling distinctly un-creative. (Which, thank goodness, is rare for me...but all the scarier therefore, when it strikes).
"What I need," I thought, "is a way of breaking old patterns, and creating new ones..."
And somehow, from that, the almost-magical discovery of the random word generator at, wait for it, randomwordgenerator.com.
At random, the generator presented me with five words. One of which was, "adoption". Which got me to think about those, "adopt an animal and get a cuddly toy and progress report," schemes run by animal charities...
Which led me to wonder what it would be like if a person ended up with more than they'd expected...And hence the cartoon.
Hope this has give you a laugh, and/or, an idea to try next time you need your mind to break free.
Have a lovely weekend. More soon.