tPP51: Working your creative process

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

February 29, 2016

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As we come to an end of winter and start to move into spring, I have been thinking a lot about my creative process and what makes the creative process work. Having read dozens of books and watching countless hours of video, I have learned that your creative process can be informed by the process other people use, but in most cases our creative process is our own. It is something that you have to develop for yourself. It becomes as unique to our own world as a fingerprint.

Road to the creative process

For some of us the creative process is a destination and for others, it is a journey along the way to a destination. I don’t personally think one is better than the other, but they do impact how we get to our creative space. For some of us the destination is a powerful pull to the creative energy and for others the mere act of moving down the road is important. For some of you, it might be a little of both. I also think it is important to understand your process and what motivates you to be creative. As we develop our own creative path, it is important to recognize what works for one of us might not work for another so you need the flexibility to really do what works for. Do not get stuck in someone else’s suggested process when it doesn’t work for you.

For the next year, I am going to try to give my creative self some fun days. One day a week I am going to create some creative photos. Just images that seem funky, fun and a creative side I wouldn’t normally shoot. I am going to wait a month to review those images and then pick some to edit that are interesting. Not necessarily the best or greatest, but the ones that I just find interesting from a creative space. Then at the end of the year, I am going to pull in a little portfolio of my creative days. It is an exercise that I think will bear a lot of fruit, and I encourage you to give it a try.

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