As promised, I have a regular segment for this blog titled “Creative Angst” where we will walk through the process of finding our creative selves or reaching a bit further with our creativity. In the first segment Introduction- Creative Angst I introduced this concept. Now on to our next steps.
Step one- Baby steps
I don’t think this can be emphasized enough. If you start by looking at the entire journey and plan it all out in your head it just feels too overwhelming to take the first steps. Start with baby steps. Start with one step a day. Your step for today can be making the decision to change. There, you have started. Take stock in how this feels. You are changing your life, you are becoming more creative just by taking this one step. Don’t trust yourself? Here, print out and sign this official commitment.
I_________________________on this _________ day of _________ in the year _______have made a decision to change my life and become more creative. I have no idea how that is going to happen and that is o.k. I just know I am opening myself up to that idea.
Your signature. _______________________________________
Now, go to the store and buy yourself a simple notebook. Splurge, get seomthing really creative with bright colors, if that fits your style. Wsrite your name on the cover in marker and the date. In the first page write your commitment out again, and date it. This will be so much fun to read when you achieve your goals. It will be great to see your progress along the way.
This journal will help you to write your creative thoughts, your process, it wil help for you to create a dialogue with your subconscious. If you are not a writer don’t fret. I have plenty of creative processes that will help with that.
Good job. See you are taking baby steps.
It’s hard for many to imagine, but having fun, feeding your passions, and engaging your talents are simple steps that will take you to the bigger answers you seek.
Jonathan H. Ellerby
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Creative Angst- is a series of blog posts by sculptor Bridgette Mongeon that help individuals to get past their creative angst.
I CAN’T DO THIS ALONE
Do you need a little hand holding, somewhere to be accountable? There are two suggestions
1. Comment on the blog posts,
2 post on the forum. By joining the forum, you may meet other people that will be trying to do just what you are trying to do and you can encourage each other.
WHEN WILL YOU BE BACK?
How will I know when there are more posts? There are several ways-
- Check back to the blog
- Sign up for the RSS feed
- Follow me on Facebook
- Follow me on Twitter
And I will check the forum regularly
Bridgette Mongeon is a sculptor, writer, illustrator and educator as well as a public speaker.
Her blog can be found at https://creativesculpture.com.
She is also the owner and creator of the God’s Word Collectible Sculpture series
Listen to The Creative Christian Podcast or the Inspiration/Generation Podcast Click on Podcast Host Bios for a list of all podcasts.
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