Taking action reveals the next step

The Sparkle Experiment small creative play equals connection

When you begin to make art as adult, it can be daunting deciding what to make next. Three things to bear in mind:

  1. There is no wrong decision
  2. No time making art is ever wasted (even if you think the result is a failure)
  3. Taking action will reveal the next step

You can get stuck procrastinating over what to draw/make/paint next when the answer may pop up whilst you’re taking action. In other words, make something – anything – and while you’re making it, notice what you enjoy most about the process. Say you start drawing a plant and feel satisfaction from moving the pencil in a curved motion. That feedback could lead to the next drawing, where you make more marks that mimic those curves. You then start looking for more curved objects to draw and this reveals more of the path to follow.

You cannot know what the next step is unless you’ve taken the previous step and standing still halts the creative process. Take action by making your art and keep repeating to discover more of your path.

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