Create: Day 20
The good and plenty.
All three Day 20 posts today are different, yet carry the same bottom line message.
In the hugely clever The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission To Be the Artist You Truly Are, Danny Gregory says this about the super-critical voice you hear in your head:
“You are fighting enough obstacles as it is. Don’t let your own brain join the conspiracy. Tell it to
shut the hell up
and let you get back to work…when you make something and share it with the world…people won’t say, “Well, that drawing is pathetic. That poem is lame. That note was slightly flat. That diary reveals what a moron the writer was.” If they stop to judge it at all, they’ll almost certainly say, “I wish I did that.” Which will give you the chance to say: “Well, why don’t you?’”
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. (Tell your brain to shut the hell up if it insinuates you’re not good enough.)