My growing children and intensive day job steadily eroded my ability to pursue side creative projects. Eventually, I went through a bit of a personal crisis. I need time to create! So I made a decision.
As my thoughts have evolved, I have realized that it is helpful to split my posts up into two basic categories: the creative process, and creative arts in ministry. Here is my plan for these two specific audiences.
One of the great ironies of the creative process is that when we create, we want recognition and affirmation for our work, but the need to validate ourselves through other’s opinions is the very thing that almost always does damage – at times devastating – to our creativity.
If you create something, you want it to find a home in the wild. You want your baby ideas to grow up and have influence. It’s why you raise them! But for them to live well on their own, you need to understand this critical aspect of the market.
A lot of us have ideas. The problem is learning to clear enough of life away to capture, remember, and use them. These five tools helped me to learn how to capture this hum, which has exponentially increased my creative output.