I'm not who I used to be.
I don't create the way I used to create.
This past month and a half I've taken some time away from social media, and away from compositing, to ground myself in my everyday life, focus on my writing, and to reflect on my creative journey, process, and where I'd like to take it next.
On Monday, I finished the first draft of Chasing Creativity, a book about the creative process and how to live a fulfilling creative life. It's the fourth book I've finished to this point, but the first non-fiction.
I shared this in my Instagram stories a while ago, but several others related and messaged me, so I thought I'd share it in a post too.
Almost every time I share something new on social media, I lose followers.
“I could if I wanted to.”
One of the greatest lies we tell ourselves. It prevents us from trying, moving forward, or growing. It's an excuse for procrastination, or not putting effort in if we do actually do the thing we say we could do well.
What's your favorite part of the creative process?
For me it's the beginning. I love the early stages of a project, the brainstorming, the planning, the initial shooting, or first draft writing.
Today I'm sharing with you two different versions of a mixed media piece.
Sometimes I tell myself I'm not a creative person. I have all these standards I use to measure what it means to be creative or live a creative life. When I use that metric, it's rare that I actually measure up.