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.
I do this too, Marci. It really is a huge help. Can’t wait to meet ya!
Such a good-looking cover too – as you already know , I’m working on the journaling aspect , and the idea book I already KNOW I need – I forget them as fast as I get them!
It’s a great habit to develop! I have kept an “ideas” journal since 2000. When an idea strikes (including at 2am) I write/draw it on any scrap available at the moment and staple/glue/tape it into my ideas journal as soon as possible. I also keep a folder on my computer of inspirational quotes and artwork I find while online.
That’s a great cover. I have to write my ideas down also, so I keep a journal with me all the time, if I don’t I would never get anything finished. I start a piece of art and a million (that might be a slight exaggeration) ideas come into my head and if I didn’t write the ideas down I just wouldn’t get finished with what I am working on. I also write down the ideas that come in the night, you don’t want to miss any opportunities. lol