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Change up your Routine
- a change in environment changes how you work and how you create
- new places offer new inspiration and engage your senses in new ways
- an extended amount of time devoted to ONE thing allows you to truly focus and work on that one thing
- having no other commitments to distract you makes it easier to get the art done
- not having to worry about how you look or what to wear or what time it is, allows you to spend more time thinking about your art
- spending time with others who are like-minded allows you to have more fun
- working together and sharing ideas makes each person's art so much richer
- finding your 'tribe' is so rewarding
Ideally you attend regular retreats (both for work and for art and playing). There are numerous options available out there to choose from. However, even if you can't get away to go on a retreat (that option isn't always feasible), you can do little things to aid you on your journey.
- take a class (sort of like a mini-retreat)
- join a group (hang out with your tribe)
- take your art supplies to a new location to play (your backyard, a park, the library)
- listen to some new music while you are creating (engages new brain synapses)
- change up your art time (if you usually play in the evenings, try doing it at lunch instead)
- un-plug before you go into your studio so you can focus more (no phone, no computer, no technology)
It is easy to get stuck in our daily routines and let them guide us. But stepping outside of that normal, everyday environment and just changing it up a little bit, allows us to suddenly see ideas and options that weren't there before. In both our business/professional lives and our artistic/creative lives.
Where will the changes you make lead you?