To get my playful and creative juices flowing, I ended up making an impromptu song while making bean-dip in the kitchen after a melody entered my head. The entire process took around 20 minutes from start to finish and involved clinking bowls, plates, cups, and other dish-ware that was around me in the kitchen. I took out my laptop and started recording around a simple melody and added some effects to make things more interesting. It is complete nonsense:
Chips (and stuff like that)I.m4a
I then went to work on a mind map in my notebook. It honestly didn't end up terribly in-depth or divergent, but it influenced some ideas I ended up with for the the 10 sketches portion of the assignment.
The three sub-themes I chose from this were winter transportation (mostly non-motorized options/things useful for students), christmas trees (something new or a multiuse version), and stuck cars (ways to get unstuck or prevent getting stuck, etc.).
The 10 ideas were:
Wrapping Paper Jacket
Camo Snow Jacket
Hand Turkey Gloves
Cool (not hip) Snowman Jacket (keeps snowman cold)
Snowcano Kit (like science experiment)