Create: Day 24
Art is war.
The classic book by Steven Pressman, The War of Art, gets you primed for the fight by helping you overcome reluctance to starting creative work. It wisely suggests that procrastination is the most common form of resistance…
“because it’s the easiest to
We don’t tell ourselves, “I’m never going to write my symphony.” Instead we say, “I am going to write my symphony; I’m just going to start tomorrow.”"
Sound familiar? It does to me. So what are you waiting for? Sunday is coming up again sooner than you think. And as you know, Sundays are for creating.
Also, don’t forget to schedule your moodling date. You can moodle just once a month to start, but next month you’ll up your moodling to every other week. See Create: Day 8.
(Photo: This photographer uses a macro lens to see the world in different and wonderful ways…and he has made some of these amazing photos available through GNU license. I was drawn to this photo as I am currently battling a kitchen ant invasion of the little red ones. Check out his website.)
Create Month 1
What to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Be violent and original in your creative life.
Make collages (dream boards, vision boards).
Leave perfectionism behind.
Take risks by throwing out tons of ideas.
Set aside time every Sunday to work on art.
Moodle (going on an “artist date”) once a month on Saturdays (to start).
Make more time for creativity by ditching something else.
Schedule moodling (artist date) for next month.
Try setting a timer for 11 minutes for a fast, creative break.
Decide what you’d need in order to finish one of your shelved projects.
Join with other artists.
Practice for expertise, play for yourself.
On the Ides, I’d rather be ______.
Be green and glean.
Live your passions in your work.
Protect your artist space.
Customize creative habithacking.
Good enough is plenty good.
Abandon your projects or commit to them.
Use your environment to best advantage.
Free your mind on Fridays.
In the war of art…half the battle is getting a start.