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I would like to share my experience in fighting my ups and downs, and how I got to a method that keeps me creating daily.
I hope this will reduce your time of research and trial and error to search for valuable tips by giving you a sum of actions and activities that I've gathered over the years.
As my students would say: "Warning comes with homework and positive results from it."
Something you don't know about me. I love school and homework.
It's back to school time. I loved it when I was a student, then when I became a teacher. I was inspired and then had the opportunity to inspire and again to be inspired, it was always a win-win for me.
Homework was the best way to teach me discipline and create the habit of practicing immediately what I just had learned.
It was also a collection of challenges that pushed me forward.
It taught me to acknowledge work in artWORK.
Research, writing and executing all those activities became steps of a quest and there was only reward at the end. I became more knowledgeable in the subjects or got used to set daily goals and practice enough to see a quick evolution.
Diverse activities taught me to select the right classes or to take none at all and become self-taught in some subjects. Because I had the tools that allowed me to quickly search, research and find the right book, tutorial or lesson in books or online, it pushed me forward.
It taught me that taking action is moving forward.
18:01 Tuesday ...
Sometimes I just start to listen to all my playlists on shuffle and take random notes of all possible ideas, the ones that look the silliest, or ready to erase are the ones that I pay more attention too.
They can be inverted, transformed and reinvented in the next best idea. The more you let them out, the easier it is to have more and better ones.
Keep those dialogues with your thoughts going and your sketchbooks closer.
Working from home allows me to wear comfortable clothes, but it does not mean I do not put the same effort and working hours during the day as other jobs.
I just have the option of sometimes working more hours than a regular job while wearing my pajamas. :D
So many thoughts become ideas at the end of the day.
I keep my notebook around so I can dialogue with my thoughts and don't forget a thing.
Something I see, something I think, something I need to rethink, a sketch here, a sketch there. Get a little memo pad and keep it in your pocket. Ideas generate ideas and bad ideas generate even better.
Keep those thoughts flowing.
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