Will you finish this post?
Will I even finish writing and hit “publish”1 on it?
If you’re reading this, the answer of course is yes. But in a lot of cases lately I haven’t been finishing up creative projects. I want to work on finishing that.
As a step toward improving that, I signed up for Karen Abend’s “Find Your Flow” program. I’m going to try to focus on it for this month. It’s 30 days of making and sharing creative work. Here’s what I’m aiming to do. (It’s outlined in the card above.)
Minimum (30 mins): Make something on the iPad with the Pencil
For 30 minutes each day, I’ll set a timer and then put that plastic nib to glass. Things I’m likely to make:
- Sketches (Procreate or Apple Notes)
- Storyboards, lettered quotes, or mind maps (GoodNotes)
- Animated doodles (Keynote)
It’ll be a good reminder of just how much you can create with 30 minutes.
I’ve been an iPad and Pencil enthusiast for a while. I use it just about every day, so I thought it’d be good to increase the focus on this.
I also want to start drawing more. I drew Magneto a couple weeks ago. (Following along and trying to copy Jim Lee’s strokes in one of his Twitch streams.) It was the first time in a long time that I just sat down and drew for more than, say, 15 minutes.
I remembered how much I enjoy drawing. So I thought it’d be good to try to get back into that practice.
My first instinct was to try and do it for an hour, but I know that there will just be some days that I don’t hit that.
Medium (30 mins + 15 mins): Make a video
With an additional 15 minutes, I’ll have time to set up the recording and then create the time-lapse in ScreenFlow. I’ll share the timelapse in the FB group instead of the static image. I’ll also share the video on Instagram.
I expect to be able to do this about twice a week.
Maximum (30 mins + 15 mins + 30 mins): Make a blog post
Once a week, I’ll have an additional 30 minutes to write a blog post about my progress. I’m considering making it a round up of whatever I made that week. Still thinking through this. I guess it’d look something like this post, but with more drawings and things.
Anyway, that’s the plan. I’ll keep you updated here.
And I’m glad you finished this post.