As young children, we are born with the wonderful gift of imagination. Over time, some children gravitate to interest in academic disciplines like math and science and later pursue any number of professional opportunities that reflect those topics. But some children on the other hand, take a liking to things like art, creative writing and music and as such often end up going into related occupations. Those who fit the second group have the chance to give the world something special with imaginative flair. Artist M.K. Hughes is one of those people.
I'm in a race against time.
I have a morning routine: Catch the same train at the same time, sit in the same seat, drinking my coffee that I make for myself in the mornings, and listening to my music that drowns out the chatter from the people around me. I go to my 9 to 5 and then take the same train back home, at the same time sit, in the same seat... you know the drill. I am a creature of habit and patterns. I just need structure and rules. However, over a period of time, this just wasn't the case anymore.
A glimpse into Christopher Green’s art studio might seem akin to stumbling through a rock quarry. “They are all just like boulders. You wouldn’t be able to see the differences,” says the Somers Sculptor. That said, any addition of unvarnished geology to his stash is like a Christmas morning gift. Only the thrill involved in shedding the exterior takes place before he ever puts chisel to the marble, alabaster or limestone encasing.
The act of proofreading is a delicate practice that demands focus, patience, and technique. As a writer, editor, or business professional, you should be able to master your communication. This involves two types of communication: written and verbal.
If you are reading this, my purpose of this article is for people like the 18-year-old me who felt lost, looking for a career in a creative field.
Welcome to my very first Lion Chat! My name is Kall, but the focus today is not me. It is on the artist, liztigress. Her real name is Elizabeth, and she can speak English, Spanish, and a little French. She is a junior in college where she is studying Animation/Entertainment Arts. She is located in Southern California, USA.
Acknowledge the completion of your milestones. After a few weeks or a month, evaluate, honestly, how you’re managing time. Consider aspects of your work like delays, wrong time estimates, and improvements made. Post analysis, if you find that you’ve accomplished your goal, then make sure to reward yourself!
Recently, the white page has been winning. Sitting down to create, I get distracted by Netflix, my phone, video games, eating, staring at a ceiling chanting... it's been bad. I managed to convince myself I wasn't creative. Looking back at my creative output from this last year, I found myself getting anxious, as if it was a callout, rubbing in self-esteem issues. Within that, I managed to convince myself I lost all creativity I once had.
My mother always said that we came into this world to create, that this is our purpose. Then why is it so hard? We call it soul food, because it’s meant to feed the soul. Then why is the soul so hard to please?
HOOK: Let's get something straight: I hate writing, because it's the best thing ever.