10-Minute Artist Lecture: on Having a Project and Showing Up.
Morning pages have been in and out of my projects and practices for years. About 10 days ago, I started morning pages again. It is a practice that rises again when I’m in-between, impatient, or feel uncertain. One thing that helps me get into the flow is to write the first page or so with my non-dominant hand. This requires me to slow down more than I want to! It does seem to help open ideas.
Thank you for reminding me about morning pages to get unstuck! Going to work through it a bit in my pages and maybe I'll have more luck tomorrow! 😄
Love this Adam! I have TOO many projects! What is the medicine for that?!!
'Always have a project' - that's gold dust. Something to direct your creative energies towards, essential...
One of my current projects is to write a haiku every day in September. I've missed some days, but I have 13 new haiku so far to show for it! Of to write today's right now.
This is great advise Adam! I've been doing the morning pages for years now. Since starting therapy, they became less regular but instead got a projects notebook and started writing down ideas of things that I want to photograph. After reading this, I feel like getting a notebook for each project and turn up depending on what I want to work on or how I feel.
i also suffer from ‘too many projects’ syndrome! I do appreciate the ‘just show up’ every day point. Oh, and good lighting!
Morning pages are such a great way to get the day started & adding some doodles and a little bit of “whatever” just makes the pages that much more interesting! I heard at one point if you have nothing to write, to choose a word that brings you joy and just keep writing it until you have something to say. Luckily, i have never been short of words…tee hee! So happy that i have found your substack!