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April 11, 2022

Book notes on Steal like an artist (part 11/12)

 What now?

  • Go on a walk
    • I go on the treadmill five days a week. Some days I’ll watch a tv show, movie, or video. Other times I will listen to music and daydream while watching art videos or browsing my art collection for creative inspiration.
    • During the nice months I try to go on outside walks, especially in wooded areas. I’ll listen to my favorite music and daydream while enjoying the scenery and atmosphere. Now that we have the modern conveniences of camera phones, I can take photos of anything that happens to inspire me.
    • Go to the library
    • I am making an active effort to always have a book checked out from the library. There are many things I want to learn about and when I read a book I take notes on it for later so I can retain what I learned. 
  • Write in a notebook
    • I keep a notebook for note-keeping and general writing, as well as a consistent daily log that goes back to 2016. 
    • I enjoy writing about my ideas and things that inspire me. It adds more depth to my work and changes how I perceive the world around me.
  • Get a calendar
    • I do not keep a calendar right now. If I did, how would I use it? 
    • Self-imposed goals and deadlines
    • Write the most important thing/s that happened that day
  • Start an activity log
    • As part of my effort to escape this slog, I need to get back into my habit of keeping daily to-do lists. At the very least, I do keep an activity log, as mentioned above. 
  • Tell someone about this book
    • In my senior thesis class, we were all issued a copy of this book to borrow. I took these notes at the last second before I had to give it back.
  • Start a blog
    • I have my art tumblr but it would be cool to bring back an old-school internet style blog with articles and journal entries. I’m willing to share at least some of the stuff on my mind. Feeling nostalgic for FC2 and Livejournal days.
  • Take a nap
    • I wish I could nap at work. How come kindergarteners get nap time but we don’t? I need a nap more than they do.

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