The idea of complete creative freedom is a dream for every creative out there. Unfortunately that dream quickly becomes a nightmare when we find ourselves blessed with that “opportunity”. Let’s talk about the power of constraints, limitations, rules, and obstacles in your creative process and why they are completely necessary for true creative expression.
The creative journey can feel like two sides of a coin at the same time. On one hand we are in control and flying high, at the same time we’re confused, frustrated, and unable to find a way to make the two sides match.
I know, journaling isn’t COOL. But if you want to know the biggest secret to unlocking your creativity and truly getting to know the real creative YOU, then take my advice about establishing a regular writing habit.
I read an interesting article a while back that essentially said if you want to keep your art meaningful you, in essence, have to avoid “making it” as an artist. My first thought was to rally against this notion, but after further thought the point may have merit.
As we are chasing our dreams, it’s important to remember the importance of celebrating the small victories.
Goals, some people love them, other people hate them. But I think there is a different way to think about them that will make a TON more sense for you. Want a clue? Think bite sized, think action, oh yeah and think spring boards. Give a listen but be warned, things get a little nerdy!
January is the time we find ourselves looking back at the year just passed, while planning out some ideas we want to tackle in the new year. The problem is that we often spend a lot of time making diversions for ourselves so we don’t have to face our truth.
Being it’s the holiday season I wanted to give you something a little lighter this week that you can enjoy with your family! Hans Zimmer : Live in Prague is a shining example of how all of the hard work pays off, allowing masterful creatives to just enjoy creating at an ultra high level.
It’s a common trap that we’ve all fallen into. Social media attention and our desire for more of it starts to take over and suddenly we lose our creative voice because we are creating for the algorithm of whatever platforms we are using to share our work.