Several weeks ago I posted the question, “If you are someone who doesn’t create much, why is that? What stops you from creating?”
I read through the many answers and looked for themes that I could identify. Here are the problem ares most people identified with:
I have many process videos for creating collage and will continue to make more going forward, so I won’t address that now in this post.
With workspace issues, I broke that down into two sections: mental and physical workspace. With mental workspace, sometimes your brain gets crowded with too many ideas. Also, finding the time to make art is challenging for several people who have to mentally juggle lots of responsibilities. Several years ago I recorded a free online course called “5 minutes at a time” where I demonstrated how you can use the tiniest bits of time through your day to make art. I used those same slides and rerecorded the video to post on to YouTube.
SO many people said that a messy and disorganized workspace is keeping them from creating. I had no idea so many are struggling with this! I’ve been researching the problem and will be creating some videos on this later this month.
Lastly, I’ll create a video about moving past things like self doubt, lack of motivation, and low self esteem.
I talked about these things in more detail in the first video in the series, which is the introduction. https://youtu.be/ES8HzbGysBQ
“Create in 5 minutes at a time” comes out after that.
“Reclaim your creative space” comes out the week after that. That’s the plan, anyway 😉
It’s so interesting to me to learn about what stops people from creating. Obviously I don’t have all the answers, but I think it’s so important to address these topics and get people thinking about possible solutions or methods to deal with them.