The last three weeks have been consumed with immersing myself in how to set up a website on WordPress.com with a custom domain, how to run a newsletter campaign properly (non-spammily), how to set up Google Apps to host my e-mail from my domain, how to set up a Facebook Page, so many things I knew nothing about before last month. I didn’t really mean to do this now, but between doing The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (just started week 5 today–had to spend three weeks on chapter four due to my activities here) and Kelly Rae Roberts’ Flying Lessons e-course, which sadly concluded its five-week duration last Saturday, there was no way I could have resisted the pull, I think. For those of you who are new readers, welcome, and for those who already knew me or who have met me through Flying Lessons, it is good to have some familiar voices here.
Although I have had barely any time to be conventionally creative between my crash course in all things virtual, morning pages, TAW chapter tasks, Flying Lessons readings and links to explore, and the wondrous things going on in the Facebook group for our course, it does occur to me that setting up all this stuff has been creative in its own way. I have enjoyed being organized again (haven’t really felt that way since my kiddies came along), making lists, diagrams, checking stuff off, researching and implementing. That is also a form of creativity, just not the colorful messy kind.
That said, I am looking forward to having a little more time to . . . explore and experiment. I have so many things on my list now it is almost hard to know where to begin, but that doesn’t bog me down anymore. Now I know the key is just showing up and doing *anything*. Once I get started, everything else just seems to flow if I let it.
So hopefully the next few posts will have some pictures with them!
Elizabeth…I just found you via Flying Lessons. Your blog post sounds like me…too many things going on to create art lately. I’m trying to reconfigure my WP website, figure out new product ideas and take online classes to help me move my business forward. I look forward to reading about your journey.