Posts Tagged ‘creative productivity’
You may ask yourself: Well, how did I get here?
Care for your self the way you care for your work
Building a healthy creative practice is SELF CARE. It’s the best kind of self care, the kind that builds you up from the inside.Read More
Discover your next step so you can start walking towards your goal.
You have an frighteningly long list of things to do, many with deadlines, many of those deadlines pressing. Have you gotten traction on those things? No? I can tell you why, without even knowing what they are: you don’t know your next action.Read More
Drawing Words and Writing Pictures
The alchemical art of combining words and pictures to make comics: go in with nothing, and come out with a finished comic in just 15 chapters.Read More
Why you should focus on ONE GOAL instead of spreading yourself thin between creative projects
Imagine having your big creative project actually finished. What would it be like to have it out in the world? What would that do for your self-esteem? How might it connect you to other people? What kinds of professional opportunities might come up as a result?
The only way to get to that result is to focus on one goal.
Idea Debt: You probably have it (and how to ‘cure’ it)
Idea Debt is when you spend too much time picturing what a project is going to be like, too much time thinking about how awesome it will be to have this thing done and in the world, too much time imagining how cool you will look, how in demand you’ll be, how much money you’ll make. And way too little time actually making the thing.Read More
How you can set creative goals without setting yourself up for failure…again.
Living as a creative person is a marathon, not a sprint. Do you want to be painting, or singing, or writing poetry at 90? You won’t finish your creative marathon strong without hitting your stride a hell of a lot sooner.Read More
Know where you are so you can plan where you’re going.
Identify your true creative goals with the Creation-Communication Matrix, so that you can build the practice that will feed the next version of yourself.Read More
Making money as an artist: Magic? Or could we take control?
Shakespeare had to sell theater tickets. DaVinci had to sell paintings. Dickens had to sell magazines. Being in the business of selling my work does not suddenly make me a “business person.” It makes me an artist.Read More