In this episode, I’ll talk about why you need to network with other creatives. I’m also going to give you a creative prompt, something you can do easily and in a short amount of time, to get some creative play into your day.
A small caution might be in order. If you’re sensitive to language, I must warn you that the occasional swear word might slip through the cracks when I edit.
12 - Why you need to network with other creatives
The creativity challenge is going well, and people are sending me messages saying how much they love it. I’m thoroughly enjoying seeing all the different things they’re creating. If you were thinking of joining, it’s not too late. You can still do so.
In other news, this week is the last week I do my radio show on Cackle Boom Radio as a weekly show. From now on it will be monthly on the 6th of each month, to have more time to work on the new website for the radio and other things.
Why you need to hang out with other creatives
One thing every creative needs is peer support. You need people you can talk to:
- who understand what it means to be a creative
- who won’t be negative about your creative efforts
- won’t belittle you for trying something new
- who will give constructive criticism when it’s asked for
- who won’t tell you it’s stupid to create a life you love
Networking with other creatives can also be a way to learn. In addition to learning new techniques and getting tips and tricks for your creative work, you can learn about marketing and other things if you’re trying to sell your work. You can also get information about places where you can get great supplies, and where you can display your creations. Not to forget ideas for new creations.
In addition to that you’ll make new friends. Alone-time is important for creativity and inspiration, but spending quality time with friends is just as important for your well-being. Research has shown that the amount of time spent with friends goes a long way towards boosting happiness.
So carve out some time for socializing with other creatives by putting it on your schedule and find places where you can meet them.
Today’s inspirational words are by Andy Warhol, and he said “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art”.
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Today’s Creative Prompt is to try Quilling. All you need is paper strips and a toothpick. Play around with it and show your creation. If you need some instructions I have a list of that. Just send me a message.
That’s it for me for today. Thanks for listening to the Creative Explorer Podcast. The next episode will, among other things, be about how you can support your creativity. If you have any questions, just reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Remember to rate and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
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