Creative Radar

"Another year is fast approaching. Go be that starving artist you’re afraid to be. Open up that journal and get poetic finally. Volunteer. Suck it up and travel. You were not born here to work and pay taxes. You were put here to be part of a vast organism to explore and create. Stop putting it off. The world has much more to offer than what’s on 15 televisions at TGI Fridays. Take pictures. Scare people. Shake up the scene. "
Jason Mraz

I made a list of artsy stuff I wanted to do late last year (stamped on index cards, of course). This is a refresher. I think it makes sense ot look at this every few months. These are not resolutions. There is always some period of time in front of you, time to do creative stuff - so to think in advance about what you want to learn, what you want to try, what you want to buy, makes sense.

Most importantly, I will continue writing my "3 good things" list every night before going to sleep. I did this almost every night of 2011 and it has helped immensely, in seeing things more positively.

Here's what I'd like to do... 

  1. Draw mandalas + cityscapes
  2. Paint on canvas
  3. Make art journal pages
  4. Continue experimenting with photography in my art journal pages
  5. Experiment with varied focus in photography
  6. Develop 2 new art journaling workshops on Daisy Yellow
  7. Make 2 zines
  8. Teach a creative writing class at my daughters' school
  9. Sew daisy journals + little quirky art quilts
  10. Learn a basic journal binding technique
  11. Help my daughters make blurb books with their stories
  12. Frame some of my daughters' artwork
  13. Make a blurb book of my art
  14. Sell prints of my artwork
  15. Get a fountain pen and experiment
  16. Do some monthly GPP Street Team Crusades
  17. Do CED2012 and AEDM2012 with Creative Every Day
  18. Read 25 books {my 2012 Book List}

What do you want to do? What do you want to learn? What do you want to buy?