Starting a daily creativity challenge can help you grow so much as an artist or creative as well as help you kick start your creative juices. Here’s some tips to help you get underway with your daily creativity challenge.
Just dropping in with a quick note to let you all know that I’m taking part in another creating challenge! This one is 28 days of creating with #OpusDailyPractice, running through the month of February. Opus is a local BC chain of art supply stores where I get most of my supplies. This is not a sponsored post – it’s just where I shop. I
Do you do a “word of the year” where you choose a word that you hope will be the guide for your coming year? Last year I chose minimize – I wanted to minimize my life and do more of less. I did start posting monthly updates but then fell off the wagon with that but, I didn’t fall of the minimize path. I carried
Well… hello there. Do you remember me? My name is Melissa. And I write (occasionally) in this little space. I swear to God I thought my last update was in September so I was shocked to see it was actually August. That made me feel even worse about being so neglectful. The truth is, I just didn’t feel like writing. My brain didn’t want to
I wrapped up the 2016 edition of The 100 Day Project at the end of July and, just like last year, it was a terrific experience that served to remind me of many of the lessons I learned in 2015. I didn’t blog about it much here because, let’s be frank, I haven’t blogged much about anything this year – although I am trying to be consistent
Has everyone heard of the 10,000 Hour Rule by now? It was put forward by author Malcolm Gladwell with the reasoning behind it being that in order to become really really good at what you do, you need to put in 10,000 hours of actually doing it. Yeah. Being gifted has nothing to do with it. You actually have to get off your butt and
I was really looking forward to taking part in The 100 Day Project again this year after having such a great experience last year. But as April edged closer and no word came from The Great Discontent about the 2016 edition, I started to get a little worried it might not happen. As it happens, the The Great Discontent decided to bow out of hosting the
If there is one time of year I love in Vancouver more than any other, it’s cherry blossom season! It starts in March and runs through to May. It’s showy and pink and white and soft and frothy. It starts with tiny early blossoms and goes on through to the late blooming double blossoms and all through it there is pink snow fluttering down and