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The Artist's Guide: How to find your own style

Jade Sta Ana, Painter and Poet

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7 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:51
    • 2. Lesson 1: Research

      6:23
    • 3. Lesson 2: Experiment

      5:51
    • 4. Lesson 3: Self-Reflect

      4:44
    • 5. Lesson 4: Practice Patience

      11:06
    • 6. Lesson 5: Refine

      5:58
    • 7. Project

      5:58

About This Class

This class is all about finding your own style as an artist! Everyone already has their own unique style, it just takes a little inspiration and exploration to push past the limiting ideas of what you should be creating. This is all about giving artists the guidance and structure that they need to move forward during the beginning stages of their creative journey.

This class is great for beginners, but can also be a powerful tool for artists seeking a new medium. I tried not to limit the mediums of what creative routes you could take, but it was easiest for me to speak from my own passion and experience! 

Transcripts

1. Intro: All right. Welcome to the artist guide to finding your own style. My name is Jane, and I'll be teaching this skill share class today. I just wanted to dio a little quick intro to talk to you guys about why I wanted to teach this class. And what you may or may not get out of this class as well. So, um, I started this class because when I was first starting or it was already pretty scary. Um, are is a courageous act, and I believe that the scariest thing is kind of jumping into the unknown. And you're out of place in your creative path where you are, you know, struggling to find what you're unique style is and what subject matter you want to convey in your work and all of those types of things, and it can be very overwhelming. And so this is kind of like my how to guide on what has worked for me and includes a bunch of tips and tricks and things that you can use little journal exercises that will help you along your journey to find your own unique voice. What, you are not going to get out of this course is like a specific style. I wanted to kind of talk to everybody. Even though I am more of a painter and a visual artist. Um, I don't want you know, this coursed only be limited to that. I want you to also apply these principles to what you were interested in. So but that being said, I'm super excited and I will see you and lesson one. 2. Lesson 1: Research: Oh, right. So the first step that you want to take, um, when you're first starting to do anything created, you want to research. And I know that sounds kind of boring, but I honestly wish somebody had told me this, Um, What I mean by researches. You want to research what you love, and I always use what I love and what I'm passionate about as my creative compass, because it always leave you in the right direction. Um, because if you don't like the work and if you're bored during the work, um, you're not gonna want to make art. And yeah, so one. These are all the tools that have worked for me. If they don't work for you, don't worry. There's a bunch of other lessons on the way that might apply to you and your art form. So yes, so when you want to look at past works of artists you're interested in or inspired by, this is really crucial for you to grow as an artist because everybody is inspired by somebody, and it will give you a better idea of what type of work you want to create. And let's say you're more interested in music rather than painting will back the compass and even though that you appreciate painting yours more into music and that is the compass to finding your medium. But also, you can go deeper than that. You can, um, start to explore the the different artists in there types of styles and implement that into your work. The second would be to take into consideration what their subject matter is. So obviously, this doesn't apply to music, but more of, like, the visual aspect of the arts and what they're trying to communicate to their audience. And so you will kind of want to take into consideration what their subject matter is just because, um, if you get stuck on what to create or you get your getting overwhelmed, maybe you can get inspiration from that artist and kind of tried Teoh not copy, but get inspired of what they're creating to make it uniquely your own and what they're trying to communicate to their audience. So what kind of message are they conveying? Is there anything in particular that really stands out to you that you want it, including your body of work and then the third thing would be what subjects or topics already interest you so you can leave your expertise into your art and create something really unique. So if there is something that has nothing to do with art, such as you really love, um, horticulture or plants and do you really love illustration? Well, you could much the two together, and you can do really beautiful botanical illustrations, which a lot of people out there do with watercolor, and you can experiment that and you can just make that your own. And I think that is something that is super important. So I want to take if you guys an example, Um So here's my style. I'm heavily inspired by Banksy because I grew up in L. A. So my eye is strong to appreciate street art. One of the things I have expertise in a self love. So I've studied self love for about six years, and I found a way to weave both of them together into kind of like a cohesive peace. Um, so I think that this is really cool to anybody. And Teoh, um, use your other passions to weave into your art form. So this is more in terms of kind of paintings just because I'm a painter. But you again, please make sure to apply this to any art firms. We're gonna actually go into that later. So what elements do you love most? Um, so these can be obviously with music as well. Different music, genres, things like that. But for this, I'm just going to be talking about paintings just to get specific. So these air a few famous paintings or artworks that I have come to enjoy And I really looked at them to see what elements that I loved and how I can incorporate their ideas into my work in my own way. So, for example, um, Shepard Fairey's piece on the top left, he is an amazing street artist. I don't know if you guys have watched this documentary, but Banksy on The Bottom Left also has a documentary, and I'm just heavenly, inspired by their art because it's super about like I love the rebellious tone industry are and the strong messages that they convey. So these are the types of elements it's really hard to. I really wanted to include everybody, but now that I'm thinking about it, should have been more specific and then had you guys just kind of apply it to your interests. But, um, so these are the elements that you can include so technique, camera angle, perspective or subject matters. Cinematography of your interview. Sorry, video or film us and color that can apply to a lot of different things. Message behind the peace, a different musical genre. And guys. The key here is to get inspired, not replicate. But I know that in a lot of art schools they actually have. You kind of do the same thing. They try to get you to replicate a piece of work, and then along the way you'll find your own style, which is totally fine. But the point here isn't to copy, but find what looks and feels best for you and make it your own, and it's gonna be a process. It's going to take a while, but I promise if you're patient, um, it will happen for you, all right, and that is the end of this lesson. I will see you and listen to to talk about experimenting 3. Lesson 2: Experiment: Okay, So now that you've played around with ideas and things you're inspired by, it's time to do the more scarier part, which is you're actually going to start creating. So, um, I I think that experimentation is probably one of the most important things when finding your style because it gives you the chance to be able to see what works for you and what doesn't work for you. So what, you can dio so learn to be okay with not knowing all the answers right away. I wanted to create good are really fast, and I wasn't appreciating the process enough. It takes a while. You're gonna have to go through the growing pains of an artist in order to find your style . And so be okay with not knowing the answers right away. A little come and be open to trying new mediums. It's super easy to stick with the familiar, but I think that the more you jump into things that you're not familiar with, the more growth and potential you will find and just like a child, be present with the process and have fun with it. Um, nowadays, I think as we get older and we go through, um, different stages of life. As an adult, it can be very hard to have fun with art. We take it a little bit too seriously. We think we're not good enough. Um, but just think of it as like when you were a kid and you were super interested, interested in something you weren't too concerned about what everybody else have to say about what you were doing. You were more concerned about creating and having fun. And that is also the goal of this is you wanna have fun because art is meant to be super playful. Um, in some cases were actually in a lot of cases, it could be really serious. But right now we're in the exploratory phase, and that is not your business. What your business is is just exploring as much as you can and having fun and do something that you've always wanted to try. This one is kind of where people get stuck because they've always wanted to do something that's always been on their list. But they have always just been too scared to do it. Allow yourself to do it and see what happens and I promise you so much more well, bloom out of that so that these are the types of mediums that I covered. But obviously there's a bunch more. Um, there's music painting with different mediums. Acrylic, watercolor, quash oil filmmaking, poetry and creative writing, fashion collaged photography installations and interactive experiences. Graphic design and calligraphy. These are just a short list. Obviously, I couldn't include all of them. Obviously, there's acting and, you know, um, screenwriting and all of those really interesting things. So I kind of just wanted to create this list as a reference for you guys that there's so many possibilities in creative outlets that you can tap into. And don't just limit yourself to 11 exploring cause you might like through different ones, and you can, you know, intertwine all of them to make something really cool. So one thing that worked for me is I made a list, and I used these three journal prompts, which I got inspired by Julia Cameron. And so these other three different prompts. What I would encourage you to do is get a piece of paper and jot these down, and the faster that you write, um, the better. It is because you don't have the time to judge yourself on what your answers are. You kind of just go for it. So if it didn't sound crazy, I would try. Dot, dot, dot Um, this one's a really great prompt because a lot of the times when we're trying something new , we think that people are gonna think we're crazy. When Actuality. That's not the case. 2nd 1 If I let myself, I would. And the 3rd 1 If I wasn't so scared, I'd try. I think that fear is the most, you know, paralyzing thing when it comes to creativity, because, you know, artists are judged very harshly on what they create, and it can be a very scary, unfamiliar place to jump into. But I promise you, once you do it, it's not as scary as you think it is. It's actually way more fulfilling, so these are examples of what you could write, so learn to paint Portrait's, create large murals. Try film photographer, you drop botanical illustrations, play the piano, write poetry, start a zine, write music. So these air like different creative projects and things that you could double into. But these are just examples, so don't limit yourself to these now what? So you want to choose the one out of, so I'm gonna go back to the last year. So let's say you wanted to try film photography, and that's the one that sticks out the most You. So it says, choose the one that sticks out to you the most. So choose the one that excites you and then write one action you can take to start in fifth . Fill that creative desire. So what I would do is I would. So let's say you chose film photography. Maybe you You can follow a bunch of different film accounts and see what type of film, the use or what type of cameras they use and try to go get one for really good deals so that you can start. I think that would be a really great action stuff. All right, so that is the end of this lesson, and I will see you in the next lesson to talk about how to self reflect 4. Lesson 3: Self-Reflect: All right, So this is lesson three, um, and we're going to talk a little bit about self reflecting and how, um, diving deeper into your interest in your passions are going to reflect what types of things you're going to create. So I want to go over that. Your message matters. Your story matters. And what kinds of messages do you want to convey through your art? Not all art has to have a message. A lot of it has to do with self expression. But once you have a message behind things, it is easier to find purpose in your creation and your art form. For example, the messages that I have in my art is you were good enough your enough to do what you want to do. So a lot of my artwork and ideas are able to pop into my mind easier, because I already have kind of like a theme and message I want to convey, which is self love. You also want to think about your story and how you can add to your art culture. So what is your story and how did you become interested in things that are creative and What is your background? What types of art were you surrounded by? What types of experiences in your life? Um, you know, influence your art. I'm your story matters. And, you know, it's what is going to get people to resonate with what you create, and I promise you and you have a message. And when you have, you know something you want to add to the art culture, it makes it that much easier to network with other artists. And, um, you know, get them to talk about what inspires them. And, you know, you can just bounce off, bounce off of each other with ideas, and then you want to make a list of your passions and interests. Um, this one, it is really important. Your art will not be fun or your own if you try too hard to follow someone else's rules. I know that when people are starting to get creative and getting into the arts, it can be really hard for them to not have such rigid rules for themselves about what they're allowed to create and what they're not allowed to create. You know the world is yours and creativity is endless and There's so many possibilities, so don't limit yourself. Your interest will point you in the right direction and give you a good place to start. So if you have no idea where to start, I would start by seeing what your interests are and where your interests lie and see how you can intertwine that with your subject matter or with the art that you're doing or want to dio. So, for example, here's a list that ever animalistic I put together your super in the nineties Rob nonfiction books, character creation, comic books, dance animals, travel in late 19 thirties films. So you want to go through that list and see what matters must use. So let's go back. And let's say that you are super into, like the interest that saying that most use character creation, comic books and nineties rap. So you want to go over which interests get you most excited, first of all, and you can see And if you can see yourself. Yes, I read that wrong if you consider yourself doing that with joint and ease. So, for example, if you like nineties rap, comic books and character creation, what if you made like a nineties themed comic book with your own characters in it, or you like water color. But the idea of making music or putting together your fashion line lights you up more so you can use your, um, your passion for fashion and making music your priority instead of doing watercolor, even though you like it. And that is it for this lesson. I feel like I need to say more with this, Um, so I would say to choose what matters most you and kind of weed out what is relevant to you with the art that you were making. I feel like I didn't really discuss that in death. So choose the ones that stand out to you are the most exciting to you. And that is another direction that your art Congar Oh, I hope that means that. But I will see you in the next. Listen, I'm going. Teoh, talk about practicing patients 5. Lesson 4: Practice Patience: All right, So we're going to be Go. Look, we're going to be going over practicing patients. Can't say that I'm a line. Okay, So I really loved this quote. I don't know who it's by, but it says one day or day one. And I wrote this because I feel like what happens is we try for a couple days or even a couple of weeks or months, and then after that, we give up and then we get mattered ourselves to three years down the line when we haven't gotten the progress for the art. Er starting the work that we didn't do were the results or didn't get the results for the work that we didn't do it. I don't want nothing, except but I know that this happened to me a lot. I would start projects and get super discouraged on my first or second day of doing something. And then months go by and yours go down the line. I see somebody doing something that I wanted to do when I get mad at myself because I gave up so fast. So I just want to go over that you will get frustrated when projects in. He says, Don't pan out like you want them to. Honestly, you need to get over that because it never will be that way. Nothing is perfect. You weren't perfect. I'm not perfect. And local here is not to create perfect work. Um, the goal here is to create progress and to make sure that you are constantly creating and living off of failing life where you can do what your passion about. So I just want to let you know that you will get frustrated. It's happened to me so many times I've thrown away so many canvases painted over so many things. But the point is to just keep going back and keep working on it. Um, And believe it or not, this is a sign that you are on the right path. So what seems like a mistake might be a potential breakthrough. And I also felt that home. Um, yes. So a lot of the times mistakes can point you into the right direction. And it's happened to me time and time again. So keep going. So here are a few negative beliefs you need to get rid of right now. If you want to start creating and doing what it is that you've always been scared to Dio. And these are the ones that I used to tell myself all the time and would have heard from other people. The 1st 1 It's too late for me to start X y Z blank. The truth is, it's never too late. Um, it's never too late. No matter what age you are, as long as you're doing what you love, it's never too late. Um, I don't know. I don't know why people say this. I think it could be because of the ego thing. If they're older age, sort of. It's kind of like an ego thing for them. Um, I'm not really sure or its resistance. And people just use that as an excuse to not do what they want to dio. And, you know, a lot of people say it takes too much time. Do you know how long it will take for me to do that? And, you know, the truth is it's gonna like you're gonna be the same age, you know, doing not. Let's say that your that came off wrong. I don't know what I'm trying to say. anymore anyways, go to the excellent. So there's no point when other people are farther and better than you excising. Okay, so this one gets me all the time and I used to say this to myself all the time. But to be honest, everybody starts somewhere, and they probably put in years and years of work and hustle. And, you know, they went through a lot of hardship and experimenting and making a lot of mistakes and failing a lot to get to where they are now. So they have all of these things in the background. But what you're seeing is the highlight reel of their artistic career. And that's not fair to you. It's not the right place to start. Just think about how much you will progress and grow as an artist. With the time that you put in the effort that you put in instead of looking at it as like a short term win. If that makes sense, another one is I'm not good enough. Talented enough. Interesting enough. Cool enough, etcetera. I think that means are total Bs. First of all, you know, I think all of us I believe that all of us are born enough when we come to this planet and we just forget because we're fed with all of these societal expectations all of these beliefs that were put onto us and programmed into aspire parents or who meant Well, um, maybe we went to school and we had a bad experience, and we kind of just, you know, believe that believes that we are not good enough. And the thing is, you are enough and the quality of your work has nothing to do with your self worth. And that's something that I have to remind myself every day we can get really hard because the art world is very competitive. But again, you're here to explore. And you were at the beginning stages of being creative. And it's supposed to be fun, and you are enough to do what you do. We have a bunch of potential and you know, ideas and really cool stories and all of these talents and gifts that you have. Everybody has a gift, and everybody has a talent. So you are literally robbing people of your gifts and talents and your knowledge and your perspective on things. So shows what you've got And you know, don't be afraid to execute your creative, um, projects and things like that. And then the last one is I'll start tomorrow. I used to say this all the time. Sometimes I still say it, and it's super frustrating because the truth is you're never going to start tomorrow. Like that is always going to be something that you're gonna say it. And it's very dangerous because you'll fall into the trap of saying you're gonna start tomorrow saying you're gonna start tomorrow and eventually it's like three months down the line. And you said you were going to do that thing three months before. So start today. Take little steps to start to do. You don't have to take a leap. You don't have to take any big risks or do anything really scary. I mean, sometimes creativity can be scary because you're scared of people to judge you if people judge you or anything like that. But I promise you, if you start today, you'll feel much better about your progress. I love this one, so this is kind of my motto. Allow yourself to make about art, which is super scary for a lot of people, and I keep saying scary, But it is, um, allowing yourself to make about art. That's very, very creative act because art is heavily judged, especially by art critics and people who don't do art. Um, they don't really understand the process of how things are created and things like that. So allow yourself to make about art. Allow yourself to make mistakes because eventually it will lead you Teoh your style and it'll lead you, Teoh what is meant to be created. So what really helped me is just go in without expectation. Like, yes, you have an idea of what you want to create. But going with how expectation? Because, you know your expectations may fail you, and, you know you might get easily discouraged. So stay on your path and go go in without expectation. The point is to explore, not to create a masterpiece, and I think that is what scary for a lot of beginning artists is that they have all these expectations to make something super grandiose and big and bold when in reality no one is asking for them to do that. It's something that they put on themselves and makes it super stressful to create anything . So do this for your own fulfillment. The second thing is shift your focus on your own creative goals, not society's high expectations of what is good or bad. So, for example, my creative goal right now is I mean, I'm still trying to find my style. Your style is always going to continue to change and grow, and the point for my focus right now is to just continue mastering my craft, which is painting at the moment. So that is my main focus. And it's not to create really great paintings to put in a museum. I'm not saying that's a bad goal tohave or something that you should be ashamed about as a beginning artist. I'm just saying, like, do what is best for you on what your goals are and what makes you feel good, not society's high expectations and what you should be doing as an artist. If that makes sense, I don't know. That helped side note. So this is a big thing with doing anything creative. We're always seeking the external validation from other people and we want people to tell us that our work is good. We want it to be and you know magazines and be seen on instagram and things like that. We want all these big things for ourselves that have a lot to do with other people telling us that our work is good and that is not a bad thing. Um, but it is more important when it comes down to creating and making art that is really fulfilling to do what really matters. Um, which is doing what you like to dio um and you liking the work that you do. Oh, sorry, I got a little confused. So doing the art that you like to do is really, really important. And it shows your values as a creative that you will stick to what you like and, you know, value your own opinion above other people's opinion of you, which is very important. So your opinion matters Also be very mindful about whom you share your art with, especially in the beginning stages, because a lot of the time people won't understand what are creative, um, project means or I you know, I made the mistake of doing this to a couple people and you know it back lashed because there's a lot of people out there that haven't tapped into their creativity. And they just don't understand when they might give you very critical advice that will kind of shattered your dreams. Okay, squint. Oh, that's it. Okay. So I will actually see in the next lesson we're going to be talking about. I believe this is the last lesson we're going to be talking about, how to refine your style. So I'll see you in a lesson five, I think. All right. 6. Lesson 5: Refine: Oh, right. So I'm gonna be going over what is going to happen, like kind of drink. I mean, finding your style is going to be a progressive thing, but obviously, along the way you are going to find styles that you really like and things that you were super heavily inspired by. And so that is the type. That is the time we're going, Teoh want to refine your style of it. So this really helped me, and it still helps me. Now, I still use this. So you wanna look at your current state as an artist versus your desire in state. So you want to be super honest about where you are in your creative process and Mom, assess the actions you need to take to master your craft. So, um, that is your current state. Maybe you're just super lost. And, um, you need to come up with an action plan to, you know, fill the gap between your current state and where you want to be, so your desired state could be What is your desired state and why? So what this means is, what is your goal to get here and why is it important to you. Um, and I'm gonna answer this in the next slide, because it will give you an example. So, for example, um, the number one is gonna be your current state. So let's say you have a new love for creating videos and short films, but you have no idea where to start and your equipment is outdated. So that could be what your current situation is. Right now. The second step would be filling in the gaps between one and three. So let's talk about 33 is going to be your desired state. So you are one step closer to your desired state of having the best equipment. So it's okay, let me reiterate this. So where you want to be is you want to have the best equipment for you to execute your creative projects and your ideas that you have. Um, so Part two. I hope this isn't too confusing. So one is gonna be your current state. Three is your desired state on True is going to be the gap on the action plan so that you can achieve your desired state if that makes sense. So to is the steps that this person is going to take. So to get to their desired state, they're gonna contact experts in their desired creative field, inquire about camera equipment and watch skill share videos about how to make better content. So this is kind of just an outline for you to look at and kind of apply it to what you want to do creatively. And here's another thing. Your style will change. It's always changing. There's always new art that you're going to see. There's millions and millions of artists out there, and you're going to be inspired by different things. Different experiences. Maybe you go traveling, maybe you move somewhere and your style is gonna be completely different than it was a year ago or a year from today. I think that makes sense. Um, so just like your you changed growing up, so does your art. So be open to expanding and exploring other styles and dismantling what you love about other artists work. You were most likely just starting your creative journey. Yes. So if you're a beginning artist, don't be afraid to explore different styles along the way. You don't have to stick to one. I think that was something that I've struggled with. I always thought I had to stick to one. So this is my little message to you. It's really simple, but keep creating and enjoy the process because a lot of the times when we're not being patient about our process, we care a little too much about the product. And I think that is what paralyzes us. So enjoy the process of not knowing. Enjoy the process of still finding out and experimenting with what you really like. And I really didn't give myself enough space to do that. And I think that is so, so important when it comes to doing anything creative. So just keep the momentum going. Don't stop. Don't give up on yourself. You're enough. Um, don't rely on everybody else telling you your work is good or not. One day it will get there. I'm not seeing your work. It's not good. No, but the work that I created definitely like I've had some really bad are. And, um, I still keep creating, and I enjoy the process of failing and making mistakes and all that. All right, so I actually wanted to give you guys a free gift so on my website. If you go to www dot good girl bad artists dot com, there's actually a free self love and creativity worksheet. So there's 11 powerful affirmations for self love, plus how to heal your creativity or for healing your creativity. So all you have to do is go to my website and sign up for the pop up freebie. The freebie will pop up once you access my website, and all you have to do is put in your name and your email and you're all good to go. All right. And then that is the end of how to find your style. Still share, um, class. And I'm so grateful for you guys. And I'm so, so happy to discuss what your project is gonna be. I promise that it's not as scary as it seems. Just start. I know, like in the beginning, it kind of isn't it kind of nerve wracking, But I promise you it is so worth it, and you're gonna feel a lot more creatively free after. So that is the end of this lesson. If you have any comments or questions, also, if you want to ask me to create any videos or request to videos. I would love to get those as well. And I would love to get feedback. So my instagram, I still shoot me down my website. All of that is only page, so feel free to check that out and I will be discussing the project. 7. Project: All right. So this is going to be your project. I kind of had a difficult time figuring out what you guys want you for. This because a lot of the video is like tips and tricks on how to find your style. And I didn't want to make it too complicated for you guys. So So here is your project. You're going to create an action plan and a creative date. Um, actually, for about to change this, it's actually called an artist state. Um, I was trying to change the Burbage on it, but I like artist state a lot more, so we'll go into what that means in a bit. So action plan. So what's a creative thing that you've always wanted to do but never allowed yourself to Dio And I want you guys to really think about the things that you haven't allowed yourself to dio such as? I know a lot of people that I really want to paint, but they think they're lousy and we haven't even started. They think they're not good. They think they're bad. And the reality is they haven't even painted anything, anything it So how did they even know, you know. So I want you to choose that creative thing that you've always wanted to dio and allow yourself to do it. So take that creative thing and then create three action steps of what you can do to get yourself started. And I believe that action is a powerful tool for progress. And so I want you guys to create an action plan for what you're going to do to get yourself immersed in that creative subjects that you're interested in. And the third thing is, you want to plan your our estate and I'm gonna I think it's the next line that is going to go into depth about that. Yes. So what is an artist E So a lot of people don't know what this is. I actually read a book by Julia Cameron, and this really inspired me to find my own style. And Artist Day is an exciting date that you plan for yourself in only you so you can't bring anybody on the state. This is time that you're putting aside for yourself to discover your creativity and what sparks your imagination, ideas, inspiration, all of that stuff. So only you no one can cope. No one can go with you. So it's basically a spontaneous outing of your choice to inspire and get in tune with your and I write the wrong your your creativity. Um, So what I mean by this is something spontaneous that you've never tried before to kind of get you excited and inspired. Um, so, for example, one of my artist states was actually a weird artist state that I did. But it doesn't have to be limited. Teoh, um, something creative. It can actually just be something that excites you and, you know, gets you in a different state. Um, I actually went to go see a psychic, and that is something that I haven't done before ever. Um, it wasn't really something that I was into, but it was definitely something that kind of excited me and something like, I'm not into palm reading or anything like that. But it was something that seemed really fun in the moment. So you want to choose fun? Anything that sounds fun too. You do that thing. So the whole thing about this is you want us Just spend a few hours by yourself. It could be 1 to 2 hours. It can be less than that, um, during something that you've always wanted to do or sounds interesting. So that can also be going to the beach and painting. Or it can be, um, maybe you've never gone bowling before. Just pick something fun that's interesting to you. So what's the point of artist states? The point is to remind you that creativity is an active play. A lot of people nowadays to create think so seriously, and that actually shuts off your ability to be creative. Creativity is all about play, and as we get older, we have the tendency to forget how to make or how to have fun in a childlike way. So as you can imagine, Children are very fun. They're very present, and they don't really care about what anybody thinks about them. They can and just have this lightheartedness to them. And that is what the artist states are supposed to bring out of you. Um, they're supposed to have you, um, in a very free place. Very creative, very fun. So according to screenwriter John Cleese, um, he also has a really great interview on YouTube about creativity. The only difference between the highly creative and the one who doesn't claim to be creative is their willingness to play, so it has nothing to do with their i. Q. The more creative person isn't more smart or better. They just have the willingness to play and have fun, which is pretty cool, So example. So let's say you've always been interested in writing poetry, but you've always been too afraid to do it. Your action steps would be signing up for creative writing, class research, poets you live and then you want to create a poem. So maybe it's the baby steps before the big step that is really gonna push you to doing what you want to dio um, your artist date would be to attend an open mic. It doesn't mean that you have to speak at the open mic, but you can just go to get inspired by the speakers there for the performers there. All right, And that is the end of this course. I believe so. Think Oh, okay. Yes, that is the end of this course, and I want to thank you so so so much for watching. And I love all of your feedback and all of your participation. So I will go into depth about what your project will look like. And, um yeah, thank you so much.