Creative Intentions

A very Happy New Year to you.

Busyness took over life for a little while, but this week I took the time to sit down and map out my (mostly) creative intentions for 2022. I decided to go with intentions instead of goals because creativity itself is something I live every day rather than an object of desire. Below is my Intentions 2022 poster.

I kept most of the intentions reasonably broad to allow a more panoramic view of how I want to spend my creative time this year, but also so I don’t get bogged down by the weight of too many ambitions. In the past I’ve found having too many specific goals to action overwhelming and demoralising. I still have projects I’d like to see realised sooner rather than later, but this year I’ve chosen to emphasise the joy of creating rather than on outcomes.

I didn’t paint any of the individual elements on the poster, rather I used clipart from various artists, which I purchased on Design Cuts and The Hungry Jpeg. These were put together using graphic design software, then printed it on A3 in colour where it will be pinned on my workspace wall to remind me to zoom out and look at the big picture.

Here’s to a year of being immersed in creativity, contemplation and tea.

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