The Bible says, “Out of the mouth comes the overflow of the heart.” In context, it’s talking about whether you have a wicked or a righteous heart, which can be determined by what kind of things you say and do to and about people.
Being in a peak creative time is thrilling and rewarding in a hundred different ways, but you can’t stay at the top forever.
There are all kinds of work you can do to make you and your art effective, but it takes faith to create and believe that what you create matters.
The trick is not just to hit the wall, but to go through it. Through the wall is the equilibrium, the balance between the energy used and the energy left in reserve. It’s the only way to keep going, to finish.
Creativity and intentionality, in general, has been the theme for my April this year, and it feels amazing. Just like home.
Write a poem about a sound. If the sounds are peaceful, write a poem with a violent word as the title. If the sounds are loud, write a poem with a kind word as the title.
If you are an artist who isn’t afraid to mix with other artists, can put forth a little hustle to promote yourself and would like another avenue to get your name and work noticed, then RAW is for you.
Write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles, twins, duality, pairs, or some other expression of twos.
It makes me happy to display the work I’ve done as a way of declaring it finished. I’ve always felt that art is never truly done until it has been given over to an audience.
Last year at this time, I was asked by a friend of mine to create some prop artwork for an indie film she was working on.
Write a doodle poem.
Whether it is a physical or a mental task, create a playlist to enhance your focus, lift your mood, motivate you to complete your project and even to keep you energized.
It’s harder to see something new in the places you live and work every day, but it’s there.
Choosing boldness to assert a piece of my identity as a creator as it relates to the work that I create made the work itself stronger.
Part 2, 5 more questions that every artist should have a good, thoughtful answer for.
Part 1, 5 of 10 questions that every artist should have a good, thoughtful answer for.