Creative Habits

Early last year, I was struggling to get back into a creative routine. I spent a lot of time thinking I should draw or paint, but for some reason I couldn’t motivate myself to pull out my art supplies and get going. I knew starting was the hardest part, but still I couldn’t do it. ByContinue reading “Creative Habits”

An Interview with Crystal Moody of a Year of Creative Habits

At the same time that I made my creative resolution, December of 2013, Crystal Moody challenged herself to build her own creative habits by doing one little, creative thing each day. In 2014 she made a drawing every day, often photographing it with her breakfast. In 2015, she painted each day, and her journey continuesContinue reading “An Interview with Crystal Moody of a Year of Creative Habits”

Creativity breeds more creativity

I’m already noticing a difference in my level of creativity, just a week after restarting my creative habits. It’s amazing how sketching every morning – often for just 5 minutes – leads to more sketching and painting later in the day. As Maya Angelou said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, theContinue reading “Creativity breeds more creativity”

Eight days in the sketchbook

After seven days straight of working in my sketchbook every morning at the same time, this morning I said to myself, “I don’t feel like it. Maybe later.” So, I grabbed my kindle, which opened up to Gretchen Rubin’s book, “Better than Before,” and the words, “Scheduling makes us far more likely to convert an activity intoContinue reading “Eight days in the sketchbook”

Creative Habits and Gretchen Rubin’s book

I’ve been floundering in my creative resolution. I think about drawing and painting a lot more than I actually do it. Most times when I think about it, I can’t seem to take action. When I do sketch or paint, I’m not very inspired, and I don’t feel that hook. I’m not being pulled into the process. The nextContinue reading “Creative Habits and Gretchen Rubin’s book”