I Made a List*

Lists are fun things to keep in your art journal, especially when you’re trying to get a journal entry done quickly. You could include personal lists like favorite songs, favorite books, etc. or even your to-do list– assuming you don’t keep your list on your arm.

To do list tattoo on forearm

Photo of to do list tattoo by Rob and Stephanie Levy via flickr and licensed under CC 2.0

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

But just in case it isn’t, I am sharing my list of ways to cheer up, from my journal:


Note: If you are unfamiliar with this song, Andy Williams’ version is the one you always hear. Sometimes I just don’t feel that giddy Christmas exhilaration he evokes, but more of a freewheeling I’m-so-not-ready-for-Christmas anxiety. Hence the list.

3 Strategies for Dealing With Criticism of Your Creative Projects

dog chewing a book

This book is insufficiently tasty. Photo credit: “animal critic #2” by dylan Snow via flickr, licensed under CC 2.0

Sometimes you will put out a blog post or a video or a poem or whatever and someone will stop by to read (view/listen/etc) what you’ve done and then offer an opinion. Here are 3 ways to deal with (and not get derailed by) criticism.

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