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Time for another audiocast, friends. Today I’m going to be talking about the motivation behind our creativity; in other words, do you create because you love it or because (fill-in-the-blank-here)? What drives you to pull out the acrylics, knit while watching a movie, or write in the early hours of the morning?
I had so much fun recording the Time, Money, and Organization audio episodes last month that I thought I’d continue the fun by recording today’s post. At this point, I don’t think I’ll go the route of making this into a weekly podcast but I like the idea of having a variety of mediums to sample and enjoy here on the site. We already have the microphone and recording software, so might as well use it, right?
To listen, just click the play button. I’ll also share a few resources below, some of which I mentioned in the recording.
Create Because You LOVE It
The post where I talked about secret projects and my personal mantra for the rest of forever. :)
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The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion is a book that everyone seems to be reading these days and for good reason. It’s written by an artist who gave up her corporate job to pursue her creative career, aka doing the thing she felt she “must” do rather than doing the thing she felt everything thought she “should” do. What I appreciated about this book is she never pressures the reader to throw it all to the wind and Be An Artist. Instead, she gently walks us through a process of learning what our “must” is, then finding ways to incorporate it into our lives on a regular basis. This is pretty much my philosophy behind taking mini creative retreats so her message really spoke to me.
I mentioned the Chasing Creative podcast recently, but I’ve got to mention it again because each of the episodes interviews a creative person who is making her creativity thing happen in between holding down a day job, taking care of the kids, and regular LIFE. So far, I’ve loved the variety of guests and the overall positivity of the show. Check it out here.