I think there’s an important rule Sebastian Michaels has neglected to tell us … never go to bed with an unfinished art project.
Rain woke me up about 2 a.m. and I started thinking I had just the right image for my unfinished project. By 2:30, I gave up sleep and was at my computer.
I have to admit I was a little irritated when my phone alert went off at 9 am telling me to get up and CREATE!.
Today’s message for the 21 Days to Creative Abundance project should be: go back to bed, but it isn’t. It’s about organizing work into projects. Sebastian gives three ways to judge a potential project:
- Is it meaningful for you?
- Does it make you a little bit uncomfortable because it’s slightly out of your reach?
- What will you wind up at the end of the project?
He also offers us a great quote from author Neil Gaiman:
“Looking back, I’ve had a remarkable ride. I’m not sure I can call it a career, because career implies that I had some kind of career plan, and I never did. The nearest thing I had was a list I made when I was 15 of everything I wanted to do: to write an adult novel, a children’s book, comic, a movie, record an audiobook, write an episode of Doctor Who … and so on. I didn’t have a career. I just did the next thing on the list."
Our assignment is to brainstorm ideas for projects … a task I will take on after my nap.
Challenge #12 was to create an artist card, closer to a postcard size than a business card. I’ve made a lot of these over the years, for myself and other artists. This was fun because it challenged me to do something new.