Tag: Habits

Why a Diary and not a Blog?

As a creative, I get questions that on the surface, seem simple. Things like, “‘Where do you get your ideas?’ Or, ‘How do you manage to be so creative?’” I’m sometimes asked, “How do you get into the Flow?” These sorts of questions are elusive, but not only to those who don’t consider themselves creative. I suspect the answers are even more elusive to creative types.

The reason? Creative Flow feels transportive, spiritual, even otherworldly. Once in that mode, I’m not really here. It’s difficult, if not downright impossible, to observe myself and what I’m doing in Flow - especially as I’m not even capable of noticing when someone’s vacuuming right under my seat. 

So I thought: DIARY. Instead of trying to break down what I do in blog bites, I thought I’d just share what I’m doing as I’m doing it. Daily. If you’re interested in getting to know how I do my creative stuff, this is perhaps the best way to get an insider’s peek. A deep peek. No Top-10 lists of what to do and what to avoid at all cost. Just the real deal, come what may… or may not. Because I really don’t know!

 

September 27, 2023

Basically did this sketch day of post, but hated it by following morning. So this is the re-done version.

I am unashamed. Some days are just like that.

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September 26, 2023

This image took a bit more time to complete. Added next day.

Just an exhausting and irritating day. Maybe that’s why I’ve taken to drawing bottles of wine. I can’t yet drink any due to my treatments.

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September 25, 2023

This strange idea came to me yesterday. Today, I drew it.

Some day, I might actually paint this on canvas. Something about it speaks to me. I just don’t know what it’s saying exactly.

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September 24, 2023

Writing and thinking about space, or the location of a scene. This is a real paradigm shift for me.

Autumn is definitely here and altering my color palette – not intentionally. Just something I noticed after the fact.

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July 12, 2023

Decided today that I’m going to write and sketch a daily diary – and share it right here. Whatever comes, comes. Here’s day one.

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