how do you foster your creativity? I wrote about one of the things I love to do to foster my creativity in this post. exploring surely helps me to free my mind from daily chores and helps me to create a space inside myself where I can foster new ideas. another thing that really works for me is working on creativity challenges.
what works for you?
What I’m not good at are long run challenges. I usually loose track and give up on them. Last year I started the 100 day project hoping to be able to keep at it, but I just couldn’t cope with it. Maybe last year was the wrong moment, I’ve just moved to this village and I was way too busy with life to do much else.
This year I decided to do it again. I’ve picked my own topic and I’m feeling a bit scared, but also very happy about it. I really needed a daily challenge and I’ll do my best to post a pic of it each day on my instagram feed (here). I’ll probably also write a bunch of posts about it here in my blog. I’ll use this space as a place where I can be accountable for my work on the project and where I can explain how I feel about it.
My topic is wild flowers and seeds (the hashtag is #100daysofwildflowersandseeds) and I’ll experiment quite a lot with it using different techniques. The core of the project is my love for all those wild flowers growing here at Lake Como and I want to share them with you. I’ve decided to do this project because I really need sometime doing things for myself and not only strictly work related stuff. I love my work and I’m really grateful for all those people that support my work and me, but I know I need some space to do other things. To experiment, to make something daily, to challenge myself. these are the reasons why I’m doing this. what kind of creativity challenges do you take on?
If I’m going to finish the entire project I’m sure it’s going to boost my confidence and I need that right now. And what if it doesn’t work out and I quit again? At least I’ve tried again, I experimented and surely I would have learnt something new. Keep learning is everything to me.
Are you taking part in the project? What are your feelings about it? I would love to keep this conversation moving, add your thoughts in the comments. thank you for reading.