When reading a book, or looking at a painting, or listening to music, we forget that it is a process. We only see the finished product, the results of a lot of changes, rewrites, hours spent staring at it and not knowing what now, parts of it thrown away and then put back in again. … Continue reading The process
People often say that Instagram is such a creative medium, but I have some doubts about it. I mean, can we say that about some medium only because many creatives are using it to showcase their work? It may be a good medium for creatives, but I wouldn't call it creative. For me Instagram is … Continue reading Is algorithm killing our creativity?
There it was again, "Remember that you're not creating for an audience, you're creating for yourself." You should hear me grind my teeth when I've read this. That's such a bullshit. If you're putting your work out there to be seen, you're not creating only for yourself. And there's no shame in this. You should … Continue reading Let’s be honest: I don’t create only for myself
It's often hard to keep going, to bring a project to the end. Especially when you keep some stories inside you, things you've heard in your childhood or teenage years. Mine is 'she's talented, but lazy', meaning that I'll never reach my potential, that I'll never be able to be who I could become. That … Continue reading Finishing things
I'm on day 36 of daily blogging and this is the moment the doubt starts to show its ugly head. I've never told anyone that I started a daily blogging challenge with myself. I've planned to blog daily for 100 days and see what it will do to my creativity, to my writing. Now, while … Continue reading When the doubt comes
We put frames around our lives, our creative work. We try to fit in somewhere, to give ourselves boundaries of what we can and cannot do. The frames make us feel safe, we believe, or want to believe that they will help us find the right direction, because within them there are less distractions. Creativity … Continue reading Frames
A blank page is also a door. I've read this on the Medium blog last week. I wrote it down in my journal and highlighted it. The idea struck me, but at the same time I was sure about it. Something was bothering me. I kept staring at it, letting it go, and coming back … Continue reading A door or maybe a window?
For two weeks I was swallowed by windows fitting in our house. I couldn't use my room as it was a mess from day one until yesterday, when day finally finished and I could clean and finally use it again. I'm going to spend my day here, and probably next few weeks. Actually, I may … Continue reading Peace and quiet
I have so many ideas, for the blog, for my Instagram, even for YouTube channel or podcast I don't have. But I don't follow up on them. I write them down, or not, and that's where they live. In my notebook or in my head. They never see the light of day, they never get … Continue reading Where my ideas live
There was a time when I thought that I was afraid of failure and rejection. But it turns out that I actually don't mind. What I really can't stand is not getting a reaction at all, being ignored. It's not even about it being rude, it's about getting this feeling of not even being worth … Continue reading Am I afraid of failure and rejection?