September 15

Creative Thursday – Week 1

Posted by lori . 11 Comments

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For the next few weeks, I’m reading the book Creative Thursday by Marisa Anne.

Things are changing in my life. I’m moving from working part-time to working full-time, and that will mean a different daily schedule. When I started writing What Remains Now, a huge part of it was to keep creativity a priority in my life. I’m still committed to that, but I’ll be making some adjustments. Creative Thursday sounded like a fun, inspirational book that could help me think through the transition.

Creative Thursday

Chapter 1, Setting an Intention, deals with just that…”setting a course of action that one intends to follow.”

My intention is simple…I want to lead a creative and artistic life. For me, discovering the “system” that works for my personality has been the most important factor in making my intention a reality. So what works for me? I’m the type of person who likes to jump from thing, to thing, to thing. I need a loose structure. If it’s too rigid, I won’t complete it, and then I’ll beat myself up for not being able to accomplish anything, and if there isn’t enough structure, I’ll flit from project, to project, to project and never get anything completed. My blog has been the single most motivating tool in keeping my creativity moving forward.  It’s my accountability partner.

Prior to accepting my new full-time work position, I was making plans to complete enough paintings that I could apply to art fairs and approach stores that sell artwork. Those plans will slow down a bit, because I want to focus most of my energy on my new position, particularly while I’m training. That’s okay, because I see my creativity practice as a way of life rather than a particular destination I’m shooting for.

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