I always longed to be the type of person that carried a sketchbook and made time to draw in it every day. But even after rediscovering the joy of drawing some years ago, I’ve failed time and time again in my attempts to make this a consistent creative habit… never mind reaching 100 days of drawing in a row. So often I would get inspired to draw and begin carrying my sketchbook with me for a few days in a row, or even a week. But life would always seem to get in the way and my sketchbook would soon go back to sitting on the desk… again. [Read more…]
I’m a big fan of Matt D’Avella and I enjoy a lot of the content he creates on his YouTube channel. I found myself tremendously inspired by this recent interview he did with Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.
In this short video, McKeown explains that if you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will. I would even go so far to say that if you don’t prioritize your life, everyone else and everything else will. I know I’m finding it harder and harder to escape the state of busyness and overwhelm I seem to constantly find myself in. This certainly has a direct impact on my ability to find enough time for creative work. [Read more…]
I’ve always known that journaling could be a healthy habit to develop, but I never realized that it would have such a transformative impact on my life. The exercise of writing a few paragraphs each day about what’s on my mind is an outlet that helps reduce the power of negative emotions and thoughts while sparking creativity in my approach to each day. It’s become an essential way for me to stay connected to my inner self. [Read more…]