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Weekly Blog on creativity and what it takes to be an artist by David Limrite (artist, teacher, mentor & coach)

A CREATIVITY CHECKLIST

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I am always experimenting with new ideas, concepts and techniques. I am really starting to explore collage. You never know where this process might lead. Mixed media on paper.


“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.”
Igor Stravinsky


A Creativity Checklist

  1. Have a place totally dedicated to your creativity. A place that is available and ready for you 24/7. (Hint: Its not your kitchen table.) If you are lucky enough to have such a space, (be it big, small, elaborate or modest), good for you. You can move on to the next items on this list. If not, this should be your first priority. Having your own creativity space is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.
     
  2. Choose a meaningful project, idea or subject to work on. Choose one that excites you and gets your motor running.
     
  3. Set up a realistic, regular, weekly creativity schedule and start working. Begin! And stick to your schedule no matter what.
     
  4. Quiet the voices in your head.
     
  5. Focus. (It helps me to keep a journal of all my thoughts, ideas and ah-ha moments.)
     
  6. Become engaged in what you are creating and get lost in the process. (You want 6 hours to go by in the blink of an eye.)
     
  7. Manage distractions. (This includes telephone, mail, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, You Tube, family, pets, friends and errands.)
     
  8. Keep at it and build momentum. (Momentum is one of your most valuable allies.)
     
  9. Give yourself the gift of time spent creating.
     
  10. Honor your desire to be a creative person.

Best,

David


[NEW DATE]

Oil Paint Stick Demonstration  

Art Central

San Luis Obispo, California
June, 12 2016  | Sunday | 1pm | Free

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