I used Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram
and Twitter to share small stories of the people we met. I used drawings, photos, ipad paintings and short stories to create a ‘travel scrapbook’. There were a lot of challenges - poor internet and little sleep being two. I absolutely loved it though.
We had a challenge to
get 60 new regular givers. I created an art print that I sent out to everyone who gave. In the end we had 57 people sign up. I was blown away by how generous everyone was.
In the 10 years I’ve
worked in the creative industry I’ve gained lots of new skills but the thing I have learned the most is to have conﬁdence in my voice, my way of doing things. confidence your way of doing it is the right way of doing it
Looking over the 100 images,
I could see my style, my voice in a way I never had before. We learn what our voice is the more we regularly create.
Develop your sense of taste.
Jiro is a 90 year old Sushi master who has spent years working on his taste. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1UDS2kgqY8 Capture the things that inspire you, study them, break them apart and work out what you like and don’t like. taste study the things you like
- How would I describe
my style? - What kind of work do I enjoy the most? - Where am I most creative? - When am I most creative? - What/who inspires me? - What's not helpful for me when I want to be creative?
The Bible talks a lot
about God as a father who knows us - an intimate relationship. He is creative and so are we - we are made in his image. I love seeing my daughter draw pictures and even though I could make something much better than she could, I’m still proud of her. I love it when she draws pictures for me. The Four Knows of Creativity
don’t make excuses "I'll be
more creative when I have '...'. “I need a better camera/mac/*” just distracts you from doing your work. God wants us to be content and be creative with what we have now. Real creativity makes use of constraints.
view your work as a
gift from God be generous and help people out Being generous has got me really far. Viewing your work as a gift changes everything. Give away stuff and trust God for promotion.
There is so much need
for art and originality online, Nearly all of what we consume online is selling something. We need more than bad news, ice bucket challenges and Buzzfeed. making art is a calling