A new year, a new set of 365 opportunities to create and make stuff! New years isn’t really a holiday for me. I haven’t stayed awake past 9 in years. For me, the holiday is more of a time of reflection.
A look back at the previous year. Where did I start? What did I learn? Most importantly, where do I want to go in the new year.
I woke up this morning asking myself what do I want to blog about today and moving forward over the year. Of course, I want to keep up with the creative lifestyle theme. I hope to include more content marketing and business stuff as well.
I enjoy writing these creative jumpstarts. But I feel like the blog is missing something. I feel like 2017 was too serious on the blog.
Then as I was brewing my coffee this morning, it hit me. Whatever happened to being real?
New Year, New goals, New Blog…Sort Of
I realized that talking about creativity. Discussing inspiration and motivation for creating art is great.
But I don’t share my art and photography as much as I want to. Yeah, I post to my gallery as you see on the homepage. But I’m seriously lacking in talking about my process and what inspires my work.
I don’t want to sound like I’m the best thing ever because I’m not. But talking about different pieces and sharing more of my work I think only provides for more creativity.
Part of creating is putting yourself out there. Letting others see your work. Even criticizing your work. It’s all part of the creativity game. All of this falls into a new goal for 2018….share more art and photography!
I make no promises as to the quality of anything I make. Some of it, lots of it, is done on the fly. Even this post is hastily written as my 5-year-old son tries to read parts of it over my shoulder (yup, he can read! Oh no.)
So for this creative jumpstart think about where you were in 2017 with your creativity. Think about where you want to be a year from now. Now plan it. Write it down. Make your 2018 creative goals.
Creativity and subsequently art doesn’t happen by accident. Well, sometimes it does, but usually, there’s some idea, some spark of imagination that makes it happen. What you make and that idea may be separated years. But making goals to support your creativity doesn’t have to be spontaneous.
Plan your creativity. It’s OK. I’m giving you permission. Now go. Be. Create. And Happy New Year!