Nicole Lilyquist

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How I Organize and Execute My Creative Ideas

 
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Most of my ideas come to me early in the morning, the time of day I a most alert and inspired. I like to write down my thoughts and ideas as soon as possible so I usually write them down in a notebook. Where I can got back to them at a later date their is the task of sifting through these ideas and deciding which I should try to accomplish. The majority of my ideas are forgotten about, some of them may even be too ridiculous, but sometimes I come across a few that truly inspire me.

Deciding what to do with this collection of ideas is the next step. Some of my journaling may end up in a blog post or newsletter. If I have an idea for an art project I like to get it set up by doing some prep work. Adding gesso on a surface or cutting a stack of paper helps to get the tedious tasks out of the way and motivates me to begin a new project.

One of my recent ideas was to create art tags. I have seen so many beautiful mixed media art tags throughout the years and I felt inspired to make my own. I cut a stack of these tags so I can just grab one to work on if I have a couple of hours of free time.

Making art can be seasonal. I go through periods of time where I create a lot of new work. This is the time of year I feel most inspired. I like taking advantage of this inspiration to experiment and create an abundance of new art. I am making the habit of recording my process and I captured this experimentation with water media in my journal.


 
 
 
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What are some ideas you hope to accomplish in the near future? How do you like to organize and begin executing these ideas? Please comment below!