Finally had some time on the weekend to work through my creative ignition from the wonderful Jason Theodor (@jted), just felt that I had to write out my creative ignition. Here is Jason’s presentation available via slideshare.
Creative Ignition is your purpose – how you connect your values with your capabilities. For those who just want the short version – please scroll past the image.
My mission is to spread love.
I can design for happiness, transform the ordinary and materialize dreams. All these capabilities are meaningless until someone enjoys the work I’ve done.
I add meaning to everyday objects for heartfelt givers.
While you may enjoy treating yourself, nothing beats receiving a thoughtful surprise. Show someone you care, share your love in any way that you can.
I believe in respecting my materials, striving for the best and upholding integrity in all I do.
No one is perfect. I used to beat myself up whenever I did not achieve perfection with my work. As I grow, I learn to accept that my best is good enough and to continuously aim at getting better. Integrity is important to me. There are more than enough pretenders and dishonesty in the world. As a teen, I came upon “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann and it greatly influenced me growing up.
I’ve been described as a compulsive, compassionate dreamer.
Everyone needs to dream, to maintain hope in darkness. Life is demanding, and our busy schedules prevents us from doing all that we know we should do. There are many times that we get caught up of just thinking of someone we care about instead of connecting with them. I want to enable people to share their love, give them reasons to connect.
In the end, I hope that you share the stuff I create with someone you love so that I may bring joy to both of you.
All I can say is that this exercise enabled me to find the courage to do all that I’ve been procrastinating and avoiding. This creative ignition applies to my art, designs and my creative business. It helps me focus on what is important and steers me towards the direction I need to go. I hope that you find your creative ignition as well. I’d love to hear what yours is.