Do you know about ‘brainpickings’? It is a monthly journal, amazingly curated by writer Maria Popova. Very simply, each edition is packed full of wonderful pieces of writing that inspire, educate, elucidate and generally explore what it is to live a creative life.
This post in this edition of ‘brainpickings’ was what helped me nail my list this week.
Here is a little from author, Neil Gaiman’s “Make Good Art” Speech, that so inspired.
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” Neil Gaiman.
Lists 002. When I Grow Up…
I wanted to be able to remember those ideas and use them when I needed encouragement.
What was the best way for me to do that? Turn his lovely words into a list!
I want to go…
I have been doing Fox and Hazel’s 30 Days Water colour Challenge. So I guess it is no surprise that this weeks lists are all in water colour.
Making a small water colour everyday really is a challenge. Doing it has made me feel like I am on a creative journey, it is showing me things about myself and it has pushed me to try lots of technique related things. Social media has let me peek into the hearts and minds of others in the challenge. I love that!!
Ciao for now.