Excuses. We all have them. They hold us back from doing the things we truley want in life. I don't have enough time. I don't have the money. I don't know how to do this or that.
Here's a list of my "excuses":
Today we're taking these limiting beliefs that we listed yesterday and rephrasing them. At first I wasn't sure how to do this, but when I just threw myself at the task and restated the first line the rest of them just flowed out of me.
Okay. So day 10 felt like a super easy day. Ryan delves into what fuels us and sparks our motivation. Today he wants us to jot down some things that drive our curiosity and the things that we find interesting.
Immediately I thought of Quantum Physics, Astronomy, and anything to pertain to outer space. I always find myself looking up such subjects. If I ever come across videos or articles about these subjects I make it a priority to check them out. There is just something so fascinating about the vastness of space, time, and the universe. Something I've been super interested in recently has been multiple dimension beyond the 3D. Today I actually was looking up some stuff on White Holes, the opposite of Black holes. =P
What are you doing in your life that provides fuel? Where do you find your fuel?
This is the question that was posed to us this week. What is the fuel that you're placing in front of you to be consumed and transformed into your art. He explains it in terms of you're the fire and your inspiration is the fuel. I think the best example that works for me right now is when I go to open studio sessions at the Scottsdale Artists' School. My fuel would be the models that I paint from. I visually consume what is in front of me to be transformed into my painting.
Another example I have is the amount of reference and inspirational images I collect. If I see an image that sparks something in me, I save it. Then later I consume it and transform it into whatever it inspires to do.
A lot of times books art easily my fuel. A good book can conjure a fire within me and burn out of me. Then there are dreams! I used to dream a lot and I would record whatever I remembered. That stuff combined with inpirational imagery and reference images would be immense fuel for me.
What do you need in your environment that helps create and helps feel you?
This is another one of those challenges that makes me think because I have no idea what the answer is. In todays challenge Ryan uses Francis Bacon's studio and home life as an example, and how his home and studio life are two completely different environments.
So what kind of environment do I feed off of? I don't know. Right now I my studio space consists of a partial office and the kitchen. I mostly work at the kitchen table. I think I like working in a fairly open space and I love having table space. The more the better.
I also love having the walls decorated with artwork. I like hangin my own artwork to reflect upon. Remind myself of the work I have done and the direction I would like to go. I also like hanging other's art as inspiration and further motivation.
Today we're taking a breather. It's all about gratitude. Ryan thanks you for joining him and taking the time to do this 30 day challenge.
Okay, so the gist of today's challenge is about reflecting on past events. Think of a time where nothing was impossible. A moment you were faced with a seemingly impossible task and you did it.
The only real examples I can think of are from my time in college. Some classes seemed to give out an impossible amount of work. I think this might be a challenge I'll have to revisit at a later date.
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