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Tea Parties and the Creative Process

Tea Parties and the Creative Process

Tea Parties and the Creative Process

When I sit down to do character development for a story or a doll (see photo below and YouTube channel) I like to do a little thing I call Tea Time.

This might be reminiscent of childhood tea parties, though I don’t think I ever really had pretend tea parties. Mine always included real tea, whether iced or hot, with finger foods, my cousins or siblings, and maybe a stuffed animal or two.

 

As an adult, I find that having a tea party with my characters really helps the creative process.

Amniese drinking tea and reading

Amniese drinking tea and reading

Basically I sit down with a  nice, hot cuppa and interview my character. There’s a lot of make-believe happening here, but that’s part of the fun. I pretend my character is sitting with me drinking their beverage of choice. Read the rest of this entry »