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Day 1

March 10, 2011

To get me started on my creative acts for soulcraft project I’ve enlisted the help of Noah Scalin’s book “365, A Daily Creativity Journal.” While I’m not embarking on doing 365 acts in 365 days, I do plan on referring to his book when I’m stuck in moments of belly button gazing over what to do for my next random crafty act.  At the very least I hope to complete an unknown amount of acts in 365 days. At the very best I hope to complete 365 posts in as long as it takes me.

I seem to be wired to think long and deep in search of visual meaning and metaphors which will, quite frankly, just get in the way of my discovery phase. Not to mention that being a graphic designer means I have obsessive-compulsive tenancies to align, color code and wrap everything around me into neat little ROI packages. I need to do a little less planning and be a lot less clean in my layouts in order to make room for being a lot more spontaneous, and ready to embrace the accidental discoveries waiting for me in this space.

365 Creativity Journal Challenge:
So this brings us to Noah’s suggestion for Day 1: “The first step is the hardest, so start small today and make something that fits in the palm of your hand using only the materials in your immediate environment.”

No kidding, the first step was indeed the hardest. Phew! I faced some demons doing this one. What was I thinking trying to loosen up by doing such a tight drawing? However it is my first day, my first step and my first post…so no pressure (ya right!).

Sketch of Broach
© Dana Aubrey, Sketch of Oma’s Broach

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Nancy permalink
    March 11, 2011 7:48 pm

    I love the idea of your blog and look forward to seeing it in all its many facets!

  2. Alex permalink
    March 15, 2011 8:51 pm

    Can’t wait to see more wonderful artwork from you Dana 🙂

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