Hemingway got past writer’s block by telling himself to ‘write one true sentence’. As a writer and artist, I crave more permission to be honest.
Long ago, I decided to never post anything ‘negative’ online. But now I see how that has allowed me to only show the cheerful, positive parts of myself.I want to take the muzzle off and share myself more authentically.
So I am taking up Hemingway’s invitation with a new series, One True Line.Every day, I will write or draw what I consider a truth. Just one line. This project could take many forms; I am leaving it intentionally open.
Join me in your own daily One True Line. It’s free and there’s no need to sign up.
Simply follow along on Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtag #onetrueline .
Do you feel lack of confidence, attempt too many projects, suffer from disorganization and plain old fear?
It’s easy to let our demons force our creativity into the closet.
Probably the biggest thing I do for my clients and students is help them get these obstacles – both inner and outer – out of the way so they can create with joy and ease.
When I talk about a program like my year-long Atelier program, I emphasize getting things done. But often we have to get things out of the way in order to get things done.
What would your life and your creativity be like with that biggest bugaboo finally gone? I’m taking a stand for creativity that empowers us and makes a difference in the world.
If you have a project that you are ready to commit to for real, check out The Original Impulse year-long Atelier program.
You have an abundance of creative ideas, and sometimes this overwhelms you. Here’s a process that will help you honor your creative impulses, actually do some of the things you want, and finally feel like you are honoring your inner artist.
I’m working on a new book based on exercises I consistently give my coaching clients. In 18 years of helping bring more creativity to light, I’ve learned a few things about what works.
Here is one of the most potent processes I have used to make sure that creating has its place on the calendar. Try this exercise and share your experience in a comment below.
My Inner Artist Spoke Up and I Listened
Have you ever made a list and gone back to it years later, to discover that you actually DID the things on the list, without necessarily trying? That happened to me.
I revisited my list from 2012 recently. I was amazed to see that I had done 2/3 of the things on it. Not because I disciplined myself to do it. Not because I time managed-my way to do it.
Because I WANTED to do these things, they somehow happened. It feels a bit magical to see that once I put my artist desires on paper, it somehow was easier to make space for them.