Upside Down Figures by Joan Miro
Poetry is another way of seeing differently. Why describe an art teacher as "quiet and calm with light brown hair and a soft smile," when you can say something like this:
a chin templed, something smooth
about the way skin rose, parted,
became eyes or a brown shadow
behind the portables.
Turn whatever you're writing about upside down. Look at the parts rather than the whole. Write accordingly.