In April 2016 I participated in Creative Sprint. Those who are up for the challenge are sent a prompt by email each day. For 30 days we make something new everyday and share it on social media with one another.
During the sprint, I decided to continue making something every day and got hold of the Creative Sprint leader Noah Scalin’s book 365: A daily creative journal.
I started by making something out of sticky notes each day. I wanted to keep it simple, fun and not too daunting while I’m putting a lot of hard work into my other art work.
I know from studying jewellery at art school that small is not always easier, but being bound to a relatively small scale means less labour. I’m someone who tends to make ridiculously labour intensive art so I definitely need a labour limit!
Other advantages: I can carry a sticky note anywhere, they are relatively cheap and I already have lots of materials to use with them. I’m interested to explore the possibilities within this small scale.
Sometimes I still make some thing out of sticky notes. Sometimes I make some thing else. I go where the momentum is taking me at that time. It’s interesting to see the cycles in my creative process.
Sometimes I’m inspired by the prompts in the book. Other times I make something just because I get the idea to do it. Basically, it is just about making some thing every single day so that you generate momentum.