Being creative is the foundation of an artist. Or at least that’s what everyone thinks. So why does being creative feel like work? Finding creativity and expressing that creativity is sometimes…lots of times….really hard.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Finding your inner creative and making stuff shouldn’t feel like work. I believe creativity is about expressing who you are and what your brain thinks. Being creative is fun. It should be fun. So how do you get past the “work” of being creative? Continue reading How To Take The Work Out Of Being Creative
Henry David Thoreau said, “this world is but a canvas to our imagination.” When I think of those words, I think of what power each of us has in controlling our own creativity. Artists, writers, photographers, musicians, entrepreneurs all strive to paint their own canvas.
At the same time, we struggle to unleash that creativity. I remember numerous times when I agonized over what I’m going to create. Take for example this post, I spent hours thinking about what I wanted to write. Hours. Frustrating to say the least.
Have you tried doing one thing? We are consumed with the idea we must do multiple things at once in order to be more productive. To quote Joe Biden, multi-tasking is a bunch of malarkey! Multi-tasking simply doesn’t work, especially if you’re in the creative business. Rather than attempt to accomplish lots of things all at once, do one thing and do it well. Continue reading How Productivity Is Doing One Thing And Doing It Well
I’m always organizing my creative space. It’s a continuous effort. There, I said it. That’s the first step in admitting I need to get organized and down to business.
Do you have the same problem? I bet many creatives have a similar problem. We have a tendency to accumulate art stuff: pencils, erasers, brushes, sketchbooks, and my favorite the random sketch on a piece of paper that’s just sitting there. Organizing is the key to a successful art business and your personal sanity. Continue reading 5 Ideas To Organize Your Creative Space