REFLECTION : 27TH FEB - SPEED DATING WORKSHOP, GENERATING IDEAS THROUGH SHARING AND GENUINE CONVERSATION, BRAINSTORMING 1 TO 1

PERSONAL AIMS : GENERATING INITIAL IDEAS THOUGH PEER FEEDBACK AND COLLABORATION 

what were your first impression did you have to begin with? why? who did you converse with? what did you get from them? what did you give to them? how was the process of feedback? was it natural? forced? why? how did this change your views on your project? how do you feel about your project now? what are you next steps? action plan ?

at the start of the workshop i was unwilling to share my current ideas as i felt they wasn't solidified, i had a rough idea of the direction i wanted to take my ideas and concepts, but i never had anything which was set in stone. at first i found it hard to talk about my ideas i felt embarrassed as i did have a concrete idea. once i got into it and started talking about the ideas i had and stopped worrying about the ones i didn't have, the conversation flowed alot better and quickly became natural. I managed to take alot away from the first person i exchanged ideas with. jess, a fine artist, recommended me a 2 sculpture artist. This was an amazing starting point for me as my prior knowledge on fine art as a discipline was minimal. I quickly found that the more i started speaking about my ideas the more they developed, i feel like this process of just conversations is extremely valuable and is something i plan to continue. My insecurities held me back. now knowing this i plan to set up weekly discussions with my peers on a total informal basis, i found that bottling my ideas up is self destructive  and doesn't increase my chances of developing my project.

From the very beginning of the workshop I was unwilling to share my initial ideas, as i genuinely felt that they weren't solidified, although I had a rough idea of my overall ideas and concepts but wasn't confident in anything that I produced thus far. I also had a slight difficulty in communicating my ideas and concepts due to my lack of confidence, though once I delved into the flow of things and started brainstorming 

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