On the first day of a new year, many people make resolutions. Some creatives are not great at adhering to something strict. The recommendation to make an effort, maybe not daily, but regularly, to express creativity seems doable. There is a multitude of tools to help motivate us and increase our skills. Some of these are like Creative Bug offered as a subscription on Amazon, or the numerous books that cover almost anything creative one wishes to do. Magazines, YouTube, blogs like this one, Udemy courses, Coursera, all afford opportunities to become more adept. The most effective method of increasing abilities is frequent practice. The more skill is used, the more it evolves into expertise.
A 365 project can be beneficial. Taking a photo, making a journal entry, completing a gratitude list, doing a doodle or drawing, working on a painting, writing a poem, flash fiction, working on a story or novel, or anything every day can increase proficiency prodigiously. A year and a half of one such project can be found on Chronicles. There is a trove of information there.
This is an open invitation to make the use of your creative talent an intrinsic part of your life. Please share your journey here if you like.
Today, I am grateful:
- I have a warm shelter to protect me from the frigid cold.
- There is plenty of food to nourish the puppy dogs and me.
- I have the tools I need to be productive.
- My grief over losing Mom is beginning to lessen.
- I have clothes I like.
- My son is doing well in his position at the GigaFactory.
- There is reason to believe 2018 will be much better than 2017.
Life does not force us
To become who we should be;
Causes us to grow, evolve,
Fulfilling all our promise.
As a prompt: Set a goal, easily met, write it out and hang it in the workspace, so it is visible daily.
Thank you so much for visiting Haphazard Creative. I hope you found something that inspired or encouraged you. There is a follow button if you wish to click it, or please return often. Happy New Year and may you grow your creativity in coming days.
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan