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30 Lessons from 30 days of Drawing

  1. It’s easier to criticize than it is to create 2. Don’t judge your work while you’re creating it 3. Unnecessary creation is a good thing  4. Be willing to suck 5. Learn really see, not just look 6. Gradual improvement is all that matters 7. Embrace your imperfections 8. Practice every single day [...]

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Letting go of Judgement While Creating

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Photo Credit: Elisabeth D’Orcy via Compfight  Our natural tendency when  we’re creating is to judge.   We edit, backspace, doubt, and continually question whether what we’re making is any good. We take ourselves out of  FLOW, which is where our best work surfaces. As I’ve spent a little more than 22 days learning how to [...]

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Why Learning How to Draw Has Influenced my Writing- Creative Ecosystems

    At this point I’ve been drawing for roughly 18 days.  I’m no Picasso, I probably won’t sell my art, but I will definitely continue to draw. Playing with different forms of self expression helps to build your creative muscle. Teaching myself how to draw has caused lots of sparks and ideas for new [...]

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4 Lessons from my First Week of Learning How to Draw

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  About a week ago I decided to reinvent my mission at the Skool of Life.  I wanted to see if I could learn a new skill every 30 days.  So I decided that I would teach myself how to draw.  Needless to say my first few sketches were nothing to write home about. But [...]

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Reinventing my mission at The Skool of Life

A few days ago I picked up a book about teaching yourself how to draw.  My dad looked at my initial drawings and said “this looks like a kindergartner drew it.” And as you can see from my sketches they mostly did: My curiosity about learning actual skills was piqued. How often in adult life [...]

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