After my first post a few days ago, I have been spending some time thinking about how I can help define my “signature”. It occurred to me that one of the easiest things that I could do to get started on this adventure is to be diligent about writing my ideas down when they occur. I will get these great ideas and will make a mental note of it only to forget it within the hour. I call this “idea overload”.
I have now started to capture those ideas into small (4″x7″) journal books that I bought at the dollar store. I carry one with me, I have one on my night stand, another one in the kitchen, and one more in my art studio. Take a look at the cover of this one – it’s a collage.
If you haven’t been writing down your art ideas, I urge you to try this for one week. Get a few journals, keep them in different places. Capture those ideas, especially the the ones that wake you up at 2am. Let me know what happens.