Thursday, November 01, 2007


I've always done well with assignments.I remember asking for homework in third grade. Doing book reports for extra credit. Last year I did the NaNoWriMo challenge on my own in September. That's what started this blog. It became a place to hold myself accountable. I place where I announced that I intended to write 50,000 words in thirty days and therefore had to do it so as not to look foolish to myself or friends and family and whoever else might stumble across my blog. Which actually doesn't help with the whole trying not to care what everyone thinks of me thing but that's a whole other post on a whole other kind of blog. This blog is about the creative process. The ups and downs, ins and outs. The ways it eludes us, the ways we woo it. It's about what happens when we show up and what's happening when we don't. I imagine that I have a good ten days worth of topics to cover on creativity and my process but after that... who knows. That's when it will get fun. That's when I'll start looking for creativity in unusual places. When I'll look past my own writing, collage and graphic design processes. I will start posting more photos of...whatever... my artwork, moments from my days as I start mining them for material, the debris and ephemera that cross my path that suddenly become something worth documenting just because I am paying attention in a new way.

Here's an artist who finds art everywhere!


Unknown said...

Did you know Laura is doing this as well? I am going to be here every day checking up on you :-). I'm not participating this year but that's mainly because I don't feel the need for a creative jolt right now - my routine is working - and I fear messing with it!

Kim Haas said...

Courtney- I do know that! And now Kelly has joined the ranks too. I can totally understand not messing with what's working for you.