31 days to…?
My theme for this year has been to: “Not Shut Up For 365 Days.” Every day I write about something I see in the world, something that reminds me that God loves me. Some stories are about my past and some stories about my dirty dishes or my hairy legs.
Some of my friends are joining the 31 Day challenge at nester.com. They will write about one theme for 31 days.
It seemed odd to limit yourself to just one theme, when you have the world in front of you to write about.
What theme can I chose that would still allow me to whine about hating to wash dishes? What theme would allow me to complain about the seven litter boxes? And would I survive if I didn’t talk about the mess in my basement for one month?
Would limiting a writing topic help with creativity or would it limit it?
Last summer I took a Computer Graphics class. One of the assignments for the class was to watch Ted talks. My favorite Ted Talk, was Embrace the Shake, by Phil Hansen, an artist. He talked about going into a creative slump because he felt paralyzed by too many choices. He began to look for limitations.
Embracing the limitation can actually drive creativity. We need to first be limited in order to become limitless.
Phil Hansen — Ted Talk, ” Embrace the Shake.”
For the month of October I am going to limit myself to one theme.
One problem. I can’t make up my mind.
31 days to clean out my basement? 31 days to smile? 31 days to reflect? or 31 days to paint?
My blog is i paint i write, but lately it could be called i hate washing dishes i write. I haven’t painted in months.
Please join me on this adventure. Tomorrow you will find out what theme I chose.
What sounds interesting to you?
Please tell me in the comments. I would love to chat.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.