I don’t know if you make your own greeting cards or not or if you are a visual artist or not. But I think everyone can get some enjoyment out of doodling, even if you only do it for yourself. This video shows you how to do some Christmas doodles.
Sarra Cannon is a multi-published inde author with a YouTube channel called Heart Breathings where she talks about various aspects of her writing career and how she uses planning to support it.
Right now, she’s in the middle of a series about lessons she has learned in her eight years as an indie author. In her first video, she walks about how comparison can steal your joy as a writer. I would add as a creative person in general.
That’s why I share this here. I think it has a broad message for everyone of you reading/watching.
This is something I’ve said for years. I don’t know if I came up with it or if I made it up. But it’s true. If we aren’t learning, we’re not growing. At best, we’re stagnating. At worst, we’re deteriorating.
To that end, I like to go to a couple conferences a year. And I read a lot and watch informational videos on YouTube.
Last month, I wasn’t able to go to one of my favorite conferences. This week, I’m making up for it. I found a free conference with great content. I didn’t have to go far to find it either. It landed in my lap. I saw a Facebook ad for it.
My point here is, our lives, our creativity, depend on learning. We don’t have to pay a lot for it. But we do have to invest time. That’s one thing we claim we don’t have enough of, yet everyone has the same amount of time in one day. Take 15 to 30 minutes out of your day to read or watch a couple short videos.
Learn something. Your brain, and your creativity, will thank you.
I was listening to YouTube videos last night as I was doing other things that didn’t require a lot of attention. Carrie Green, founder of Female Entrepreneur Association and author of She Means Business, caught my full attention when she mentioned entrepreneurs as creative people. (I agree, by the way.) Because of that, I thought I would share this with you.