I always want to inspire my students to try to see life from many points of view. That's one of the beauties of teaching art....there is never ONE right answer, never only ONE correct way to do something, always many possibilities and solutions. In an effort to gain some perspective, I challenged students to look up! Some went outside, some laid on the floor (remarkably they found a clean spot in an art room!), some got under their desks. The exercise itself was interesting as students came back and discussed what details stood out as more noticeable when they were looking up from below and students then took their inspiration and ran with it, illustrating what they saw in marker or paint.
One student wanted to bring in a reference photo she took while sightseeing the summer before and draw from that....
And, of course, someone had to reference the ultimate visual example of looking UP. : )
Give it a go! Try laying on your back looking up in the privacy of your own living room and see if you don't find something beautiful you never noticed before. C'mon, I won't think you're crazy. :)