Here's the thing: if I don't schedule a creative endeavour into my day - I won't do it even though it'll be the thing that brings me the most joy and satisfaction. I am just not doing the work, even though I proclaim it is important to me.
I'm not here to try and figure out the reasons why I don't easily do the things I love to do; I'm here to proclaim a determination to get over that hurdle and get on with making stuff.
Each week I'm going to set creative tasks to complete and schedule them in. For instance I might spend 10 minutes on an idea, do a sketch in 30 minutes, complete a collage in 2 hours. Do small, medium and large things, including eventually, working on longer term projects such as making a book, or painting a piece of furniture. The idea also encompasses a desire to reintroduce the elements of making. Looking at where ideas come from; how they can manifest themselves into tangible objects; re-seeing the world; investigating skills; learning new ones.
So if this post looks like a bit like an unformed, brain dump, light on detail and a bit all over the place - it mostly is. I started the bones of this idea with my 30 Days to Done project last month, and while the whole concept is far from polished, I am going to start this and see where it goes.
Why am I telling you this? I was wondering if you'd like to play along.
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