Oh silly me, the things I worry about that make no sense. Hope you enjoy the short video below. See it as a reminder to keep on going even when interruptions occur. Oh and have fun while you are at it!
Let me know what comes to mind after watching this.
PS: Confession time. I love to sing in the car but not when stopped at a red light.
Might be time to nip that in the butt and not care what others think.
I have taken on the challenge of vlogging. Why did I decide to do such a thing?! Because I made me do it.
I was happy to see Amy Schmittauer’s video about #SSSVEDA (Savvy Sexy Social Vlog Everyday Day in April) on YouTube. My gut was telling me to go for it and I felt it would be a challenge to create consistent content daily.
I moved to Los Angeles initially to pursue singing and acting. Little did I know I’d grow into loving makeup, lettering, my doodles, and creating art in the process.
With acting I had to face my anxiety again in full force. I’ll explain more about that in a different post. Just know that I became very anxious in front of the camera, would start sweating profusely, and just mess up. It was embarrassing.
I‘m happy to say that it’s been seven days straight of me putting out content for #SSSVEDA. I feel I can’t stop now. My inner critic would have a party and I can’t let her beat me in this on going arm wrestle.
Sometimes were are our worse enemies.
Here are my three goals for this daily vlog challenge:
Fine tune my presence in front of the camera.
Be comfortable with the uncomfortable
Complete all 30 days in one piece.
Sharing my creative work causes anxiety. However, the more I do it the less anxious I feel thereby releasing the need for approval. I share my work because it makes me feel good and hope to transfer those good vibes to others.
In light of this, I highly encourage you to think of something you want to do and go for it. If you want to start a youtube channel or go on a creative venture, reverse engineer the process. In other words, you’ve identified a goal, now work it backward to where you are now.
Ask yourself , what is needed to get the ball rolling? Break it down, use a mind map for example and write it out. A little research might be needed but don’t simply follow somebody else’s steps. You have to make it personal.
I’ve included the playlist to my vlog. If you want to join in on the #sssveda challenge check out this link. It happens twice a year.
In the comment section below, let me know what is one thing you want to take on and list the first three steps needed. I’ll cheer you on! Even better, when you do it come back and let me know.
I’ll share my progress along the way with vlogging, but until then have fun, create, and above all get going.
Much love and Creative Vibes,
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This simple video is about how to doodle with five simple shapes. Now there are so many different styles of doodling but this is for abstract drawing. I’d love to be able to do character doodles but that is another beast in itself.
I would spend time admiring other artist’s work and would not start doodling. I felt I needed to learn every possible pattern, line and shape before starting. That is a wrong way to go about doing things.
If you want to doodle, I feel that you can start with what you have. Once I realized to draw with very simple shapes, I started to doodle more. I encourage you to create often and keep your process simple.
HOW TO DOODLE WITH FIVE SIMPLE SHAPES
Hope this helps. I’d love to know what you think and what have you doodled!
Looking to getting your creative journey going ? Read this post.
Lately I’ve felt drawn to creating more and put my work out there. Starting my creative journey is a priority. However, I always seem to not find the time nor do I want to pick just one area of focus. Making excuses after excuse. Can you relate to that? I realized it’s self sabotage.
It’s easy to find time to swipe around Instagram and other platforms. It’s another thing to take the time to create. I feel I need to be aware of that block and move through it.
I have realized that I must create for myself first because it makes me happy. There is a saying in french “qui tente rien, n’a rien” One who tries nothing has nothing.
THE CREATIVE JOURNEY
Remember that Rome was not built in a day. I’m giving myself permission to get it done not perfect. Allow yourself to do the same.
Once you’ve got the change to watch this, I’d love to know… What might be the one thing you’d like to work on for the next 30 days?