These are our current guidelines for this project, and as we move forward, I'd love to hear your feedback. We can make adjustments if needed.
**We're operating with a broad working definition of art: Art is anything that is creative, passionate, and personal (Seth Godin). Art is anything you pour your whole, present self into. Art is watercolor, music, poetry, cabinetry, fashion design. Art can also be creative parenting, home management, counseling, and offering your authentic self to another human. YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE CAN BE LITERALLY ANYTHING YOU CHOOSE. (I'll say more soon about why those practices can be art, k?)
Two things are happening each week:
1. Tuesdays are WIP days. Share your Work In Progress with the #createintheopen hashtag.
**Of course you can share Mon. or Wed. or whenever if Tue. doesn't work -- just use the hashtag so we can find you and say kind words about your work, okay? :)**
What have you been working on that's taking you outside your comfort zone? Share to the degree you're ready, no matter whether it's finished or unfinished. If it's not photographable (i.e. counseling, something more abstract) -- that's okay. You can get... creative ;) with how you share.
Tell us something about your process of making it/working on it; tell us if/how/why sharing feels vulnerable (if it doesn't, that's okay too -- tell us why).
Then take a minute and a half and search the #createintheopen hashtag and give some encouraging feedback to a couple others who've shared their WIP's. Let's create a safe, soft place for each other's hearts to land.
2. Thursdays are DEBRIEF days. I'll post on my IG with the hashtag to remind you, but the questions we'll answer for now are:
How did it feel to expose your work to others’ eyes? Was it still in process? Finished?
What feedback was meaningful to you; what encouragement will you hold close to your heart from this week?
Okay, friend. Now, really quickly: PAUSE. TAKE A SEC RIGHT NOW AND HOP OVER TO YOUR INSTAGRAM, DO A QUICK SEARCH FOR THE #CREATEINTHEOPEN HASHTAG, AND FOLLOW IT.
This way you don't miss what your fellow artists are creating and sharing. Annnnnd GO! I'll wait. ;)
Okay. Got that done? YAY. Oh, I cannot wait for us to truly SEE each other this way. Catch you on the 'Gram! Drop me a DM if you're comfortable and let me know you're joining us, k?
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