Sunday, July 30, 2017

21 Days to Creative Abundance - Day 20

Artwork at Sacramento International Airport
Day 20 begins two days of wrap up and developing a clear plan for living the creatively abundant life.
Fundamentals of the plan:

  • Lock in a morning routine … “If you win your morning, you win the day."-- Sebastian Michaels.
Include movement and answer the three questions.
  1. What am I grateful for?
  2. What am I excited about?
  3. What do I want to create today?
  • Decide on one or more specific artistic projects.
  • Schedule tasks related to your artistic project every week.
  • Work in focused blocks of time without distractions.
  • Develop an accountability process.

Today’s challenge is about capturing and editing a self-portrait on a cell phone. As I was leaving the US for Mexico, I found an amazing piece of art in the Sacramento International airport. Only my iPhone was handy so at least I got that part of the challenge right, but I manipulated the image in Photoshop on my laptop.

I was intrigued with this photo but it’s also something of a mess so I had few expectations as I began to play, layering on unrelated stuff and watching it turn into pure chaos, reminding me of Nietzsche’s quote:

"One must have chaos in oneself 
in order to give birth to a dancing star."        
 -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Not that I think the result is a dancing star. However, it was fun.
Caught in Selfie Hell
This post was prompted by Sebastian Michael's "21 Days to Creative Living" and "Photoshop Artistry" programs. More information here.


  1. I like it. And because I am a word person, I perceive the caption as my draw and my entry to the art, which otherwise I likely may have passed by.