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Fix Your Space for Deeper Creative Work

teacher avatar Emily Grosvenor, Magazine Editor and Author

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.

      These walls can talk.


    • 3.

      What does deep work look like for you?


    • 4.

      About those unfinished projects...


    • 5.

      Move your desk.


    • 6.

      Honor your wins.


    • 7.

      Visualize your progress.


    • 8.

      Jump-start a flow state.


    • 9.

      Create a shutdown ritual.


    • 10.

      Find your cheerleaders.


    • 11.

      Seek out the blank space, and NEXT STEPS.


    • 12.

      Fix Your Space Final Lesson


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Sometimes, it's you. More often, it's your space. In this class, magazine editor and spatial therapist Emily Grosvenor will teach you how to align your work space with your creative priorities based on classic design principles, scientifically-backed best practices, and timeless Feng Shui magic. For your final project, you'll honor one of your artistic wins to build confidence and change the story you are telling yourself in your space. Be sure to download the accompanying workbook pages to follow along with the activities. Follow Emily on Instagram @emilygrosvenor or find her at

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1. Intro: Hi, I'm Emily Groener. I am a magazine editor who lives just outside of Portland, Oregon. I live in McMinnville, right in the middle of organ wine country. I'm actually coming to you right now from my home. I've worked at home for 10 years, so I've learned a lot about how to have an at home work practice. I also run a spatial therapy business called The Work Will House that the Oracle House were primarily interested in getting people to change the story that they're telling themselves in their space. It's kind of a fact of life that humans tend to set up their spaces to reflect the person that they are with all their issues and their problems in their their blockages. So what I do is I When I go into a home, I am interested in figuring out who the client wants to become, and then we make changes within the space to kind of shift the energy to support that person. I'm real excited for you to draw me out on this course. I hope that as creatives you will find it very exciting to see how some simple changes will have a really great impact on your creative practice. 2. These walls can talk.: I dropped from a number of practice, and some of them are Asia. What I'm certified as a function consultant. So some of the tactics that I use are no. They lean a little bit towards the Wu, which is fun, and there's a little bit of a magical component to it, just like we know that there's a little bit of magical component to creativity in itself. But what we're learning, as as we study how humans interact with spaces, is there are riel scientific reasons to make some of these groups choices that people have been suggesting for centuries. So, yes, some of these things that I'm going to suggest they may seem a little off the wall other ones are gonna have, like a tried and true scientific basis. As you progress through the course, I suggest that that since you're a creative person, you know that you're going to be trying things and seeing if they work for you. So some of you may find that it's just one or two things that help get you primed for creativity. Other people may have so much fun with it that they make lots of changes to their spaces just to see what that factor the point as is to have fun with it. And to really understand that your creative practice is going to be unique to you. What does it mean to have your home for your space, be the great collaborator in life? I'm a magazine editor. I'm confronted every day with images of beautiful, beautiful homes, returns up lifestyle books, and so many of them have been telling the same story for for too long. And that story is your home is the sweet sanctuary from the world outside. It really bugs me honestly, because I don't see it that way at all. I've seen my home as this living, collaborative breathing being that I get to interact with in which very much works to get me what I need in life. It helps me lead my purpose. It helps me build confidence in myself. Every day I'm working too three things within my home to remind myself what my purpose is here as a creative person and to support the work that I'm doing in this space. So at this point, you might be thinking, Oh, my God, She's gonna tell me to declutter everything and be more organized. And right now, you know, we are on a spectrum. We all have different attitudes towards clutter and different attitudes towards organization. Hold that thought for now about being a messy creative. I'm not asking you to change who you are or how you work. What I'm asking you to do is to do some really deep thinking about what the conversation is that you're having with your space. If you haven't done so yet, go ahead and going to school. Share and printout the PDF worksheets and let's ask finishes first lesson by answering the question. How exactly do you want to feel when you step into your credit space? 3. What does deep work look like for you?: as I'm sure you've discovered by now, one of the things about being an artist and becoming an artist is that there's no single path for you to follow. So since there's no prescribed path, you're always looking to the greats to try to figure out, you know, how in the world do I do this? And yet we're confronted with these stories that don't necessarily work for us. When I waas working on becoming a writer when I was younger, I was very interested in writer regimens and in writer spaces, and I would visit home. Look at Emily Dickinson's desk and I even drag my husband Teoh wardens the mount on her honeymoon just to see you know how. How is it this? Does someone make a writing life for artists? Life for a non Traore is like like what exactly does that look like? So we have these stories, you know Maya Angelou. She always rented a hotel room to write in or the road. What did he do? He retreated to the woods by Waldon in order to have the solitude that he needed to produce his great work. Jackson Polic. He left in your city he went out to the springs and he, you know, he bought this dilapidated home, maybe rent a dead out on Long Island so that he would have the kind of space that he needed to produce his master priests. So to me, the story that we get from that is in order to produce a Master P's, I need complete solitude. I need to be away. You know, good stuff happens somewhere else, Not here. If you've ever tried to work from home, you understand why that feeling happens? I mean, when I'm when I'm standing here writing during the day, the launcher goes off in and I hear it. So when we don't have these dedicated Ernest spaces, um, we need to prime ourselves in different ways. We need to set up the space so that we can cut out those distractions. We need to create the routines to get ourselves more quickly into a flow state and drop into that flow state into it regularly. So in the next couple of lessons will be talking about specific things that you can do to make that happen. But just for now, I want you to think about what stories. You've been telling yourself about what you actually need to create great work. What is deep work or what would deeper work look like to you? I really, really like hell Newport's definition, he says. Deep work is professional activities performed in a state of a distraction free concentration that pushed your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts creating value improve your skill and are heard to replicate. I'd like to talk for a moment just how personal this idea of deeper kiss. So I think that everyone needs to develop and articulate for themselves their own ideas of what deep work as for them. So I'm just gonna share with you a couple of what might are for me. Deeper work would have more meaning. Perhaps it would change people's lives. It could have a greater impact on what I want to change in the world. It would have a higher resonance with the people I want to reach. Deeper work would give me a sense of accomplishment in that feeling that I'm doing the work that I was put here to do. For me, deep work does not mean that necessarily that I'm going to leave my family and leave my life for weeks on end. Although you know you can get a Raiders residence or an artist residence, that's really wonderful. Deep work would mean longer periods of uninterrupted time focused on my work. I'm talking about 3 to 4 hours a day of uninterrupted work where I'm not talking back and forth between activities. People work practically would also mean regularly achieving that flow state. So before we move on, take out your work sheets and I would like you under the section video to to answer those questions for yourself. So what would be the outcome for you if you were producing Depot? Look, in a practical sense, what would that deeper work look like for you? I'm talking about about what we would have physically look like if I were standing there in the space with you. Would it be without other people around? Would it be completely off of social media for longer periods of time? What exactly are the parameters for your deep work? 4. About those unfinished projects...: So let's talk for a moment about clutter. I don't mean to tell you. Probably that clutter is a giant problem, that it blocks your energy, that you can create massive shifts within your life just by removing the clutter from everything. But I do want to talk to you about today is the tyranny of unfinished projects. So from a story perspective, since since I worked as a journalist, I often see objects as as telling a story to to you or or different vignettes, as as being a about making a statement to you. So from a story, perspective and unfinished project is a little bit like a toddler who is nagging at you. It's kind of like pulling on your skirt, being like Pick me, pick me up. No one like that. No. One. No one can operate in that kind of kind of system, But you're also when you when you surround yourself with unfinished projects or works in progress, you're also telling yourself this story that you are a starter, but not a closer now. This is something that I've dealt with a lot personally for a long time. I didn't identify as a closer because I I was like a Don Draper in Mad Men. At some point, one of his ex girlfriend's yells at him and said, You only like the beginnings of things, and I kind of know what that's like. I know how exciting it is to start in your project. So, uh, let's talk for a moment about those unfinished projects. If you have unfinished projects in your space, they are affecting you at a psychological level. So at the moment, right now, like you kind of look around your space and identify any unfinished projects that you have , and I want you to do a couple of things with them. One. If you're still passionate about it, you should finish the project and get it out in the world. Two. If you're not really into it anymore, you should probably just get rid of the other option you have, which is not. My favorite option is that you could just remove it from your worst space. If there's another space where you can store unfinished projects that you may return to someday, then I would do that. Some of my favorite books really tackle this this idea. Business books productivity books and the way businesses look at it. I've heard it described with a number of different metaphors. Some describe it as the pumpkin plan. If you're growing pumpkins and you have 10 different pumpkins on the vine, the none of those pumpkins will ever grow to be the great pumpkin. But if you call the little Pro Pumpkins from the vine, the things that are eating your energy, that things that are sapping the energy from the wind, then that energy could be redirected towards the Big Pumpkin. So you can do that same thing with your creative projects. You can look around and say, Okay, well, this one's really taking up a lot of my time and energy and I'm not finishing it, and I don't really have a passion for it anymore. Let's just get rid of that one. Let's identify what that big project, IHS said, that I want to see out in the world and let's pull the other pumpkins and focus our attention on that one pumpkin that matters right now. So right now I'd like you to take out your work sheets and under video three, I want you to answer the question. What is your current relationship to clutter in your space? Once you've answered that, I'd like you to list all of the Finnish projects that you still have in your space. And then I want you to answer in the other column. Where will they go? What are you going to do it? That unfinished project. 5. Move your desk. : all right. The next thing I'm going to talk about is something that is both true and scientific practice and also a little bit woo. So these are ideas that were established centuries and centuries ago, but which scientists are showing actually does have an effect on your psychology, and that is that idea of moving your desk. So when I talk about moving your desk when I mean is moving your desk into the power position according to fluctuate principles. So when you're in the power position, you have a strong wall behind you and you have a desk in front of you and you're actually facing the space. Ideally, you would be facing the door. So scientists think that the reason this this works to help you build confidence and enter a more relaxed state for creation is because of what's in our date. DEA name. Rain. We have some blind spots as human beings, and that's the back and kind of the size. So anything you can do to set yourself up to have that level protection, it's gonna help you feel more confident. So if you've ever seen a mentor, professional office or seen a CEO's desk, you'll notice that there is very much in the power position. There's certificates on the wall behind you and they're facing you. You as a client are in the more vulnerable position because you have your back to the door right, so you can think about it in terms of a warrior culture. Right? Think, imagine yourself in ancient China. If you're sitting at your desk and there's well by Andrew, then you're not going to be an attack from behind, right? It's the same way with with the Mafioso who's sitting at the Italian restaurant, right? He's in the very back, the very back, a two top right with his back to the wall so that someone doesn't come up and and put a hit on them, right? It's It's all about protecting your space. So what? What kind of goals? Me, you know, I was looking for some images that would show you exactly what this power position looks like. And I would say this is the number one thing that I noticed in that credit spaces that I visit and in the client homes that I visit is that is that people want to put their desks up against a wall so they're facing a wall or they want to look out a window. So let's talk for a moment about what both of those things mean. So if you have your desk up against a wall, not only only are you not protected from behind, but you're also giving yourself a visual matter for about being up against a blockage, right, like you may actually find yourself encountering problems in your work, especially problems getting your work out into the public. If you're at the point in your career where you are really ready to put your stuff out there and to get a response from the public, then you should really be having your desk in the in the power position and not facing a wall, because you will encounter a greater flow of receptivity from the public. So the other situation is if you are facing a facing nature, I have less of a problem with teaching nature because people are inherently inspired by nature. I also think that a basic nature is really good for interior and generative work, So if you were at the point where you're just trying to generate a lot of different material. If you're in exploratory phase. If you're just playing around with ideas, then then sitting at a window, it might work for you. But I always suggest that people put their desk in the power position, even though I m A C seems counterintuitive, because it really does have an effect on your confidence. I've actually done a ton of experimenting with where my desk is located. So when I first moved into this home, we had the desk facing the wall. It was basically the worst possible place to put a desk, so you'll notice that the desk is near the back wall. I had a chair to the side. There was two windows, actually behind me and the door facing off towards the left. So I was in a very vulnerable position. And that is definitely the floor plan of someone who is not yet ready to face the world. So if you look at the home office number two, you will see that I switched it around. I turned the desk around completely to face the space, and that was the major change. And it did make a good effect on my work. I started getting more reception for my rating. But something else interesting happened. And this is where you have to pay attention to the needs of your family and your personal life. When I noticed was that the second I walked in the front door, the very first thing that I saw with my desk. So what I noticed then was that I felt like I was always at work. I could never leave work behind. I was always thinking about it. And that post a lot of problems for my personal work life balance. So if you look at number three, this is that arrangement that I finally came up with that has worked very much for me, and I actually have a standing desk now, so I don't even use this chair in front of the desk. So in this situation, the desk is angled with my back towards the bookshelf, and it faces the space, and I can see both the entrance to the door and the inspirational art about the love seat. So that's ended up being a good solution for me in the worksheet. Draw your own floor plan as it is now. I want you to take a good look at it and ask yourself, Is my back up against a wall in my face in my space? And if it's not, then see if it's possible to change things around for yourself. So if you have one of those little nook desks where it's literally like tucked into this little spot and there's it's built in, there's no way that you could move it around. One funks wake here that you can use is you can actually put a mirror upon the wall over the desk, and that should help deflect some of the energy back into the space. 6. Honor your wins.: e. I think it's really important that we honor our winds as we have them. I think that for a long time I thought that putting something of my own up in my space was a little bit cheesy like, made me feel a little bit uncomfortable having to to see something my own. But I've completely changed my attitude about it. It's really important toe under your your winds in a visual way in your space. Because of the story, it tells to yourself. So what you're basically saying is, when I'm someone who could do stuff, I'm amazing. Two. I'm someone who finishes things. Look at this finish project that I have three. It acts a little bit like the like, a certificate on the wall. You know, not everyone wants to put up there in there. Be a don't even want another. Everyone has certificates, right? Maybe certificates aren't your thing. Visually, that there I don't find them particularly inspiring, but I like to think about okay, is there a project that I have that could act as you know, that certificate on the wall behind me to give me support in my work? So here's my own example. A couple years ago I kick started a Children's math picture book about test relations, which are child interlocking patterns, and it ended up being pretty successful, and it was totally a one off project. But it was something I was really proud of. So when I thought about how I wanted Teoh honor that in my space, I didn't want the book cover. You know, I didn't want the authors page, but the page that I was most proud of was the very first page of the book. I loved how it started. I was really happy with how the layout turned out, and so, actually, just, like, created a canvas print of myself for that one page that I really loved, and I for a long time I had it behind me behind my desk, and now you know, I kind of move it around the house when, when I want toe, remember that experience? But it's It's a way that I used to just tell myself that story. You know what? I'm a closer I can close projects, so honor in your winds really works at every level that you're at. Maybe maybe you don't have a book out yet. That's fine. Maybe you want to create enamel pins, but you've only made one enamel pin, right? Maybe you're you're I want to be a painter, but all you have is a sketchbook of drawings for paintings. It really doesn't matter where you are at the creative process. The point is that there is definitely something that you have that represents to you, your talent and what you can dio. So what? It It's actually really interesting how people juiced on another wins. I had a client once. She was a technical Reiter, which isn't a particularly artistic field. But she was very proud of the work that she did at conferences. And so she had collected all of these lean years. This you were she had, like, 12 to 15 different differently in years. So we actually created, like a like a visual framed box of all of her land, years from all that time and and put it behind her was a super exciting. So this is really a chance for you to get creative and for you to figure out. OK, what have I done? What am I really proud of what is going to give me a boost every time I see it. Go ahead and get out your work sheets. I'd like you to make a list of the creative winds that you've had in the past. So when you have your list, I want you to circle the ones that you would like Toa honor in a visual way. So it strikes me that maybe you don't even identify as a creative person. And and maybe you don't have these creative projects. Another fun thing that I like to do it if you don't have those physical projects at this point, is Teoh Texture five friends right now and ask them to give you one word to describe you. One adjective there, get a whole bunch of stuff back. You print out those words you frame, you put him on your wall, and then it kind of has the same effect of just giving you a reminder of who you were Every time you get to work, 7. Visualize your progress.: So when you're working on your creative space, when you're figuring out, how do I have this conversation with my space? So it helps me with my creative practice or with with my home business, whatever it is that you're doing. You you went that space to work for you and not just as a level of you know, is my terrier ergonomic. And I see my keyboard, that kind of thing. I really suggest that clients find a space on the wall or somewhere within the room where they contract their goal progress. I created this little list for the skill share course so that I could track my own progress and understand the different steps. So breaking things down into smaller parts is an easy way to stay on track, to not get overwhelmed and to make sure that you have the motivation to keep going. It's wonderful when you wake up in the morning toe, understand exactly where you are and what you have to do, and to not feel like you have to reinvent the wheel every single time you you come into your great of space. But in one of the previous lessons I talked to you about how it was important to call all of the smaller pumpkins so that you could focus on that one big pumpkin that you were interested in in using two to move the needle on your own creative practice or to watch your business like, What is that one big thing that you need to be focusing on? So hopefully, at this point you've identified which big thing is most important to you? I'm so once you have that big project that big pumpkin, then you want to visualize your progress. So go ahead and go to the worksheets right now. And I want you to break down your current big pumpkin into actionable steps so these could be generative steps like, If you're at the very beginning of a project, maybe there's some creative steps that you need to take. Maybe there's Maybe you need to take, like, a little baby research trip Teoh to get things going. Maybe it's really just about sitting down and doing the work. Maybe it's about connecting with other people that can help bring your project to life. Whatever those steps are, I would like you to go to that worksheet and write down right now what those steps would be for the stage you're in right now. Once you've done that, stick it in a prominent place in your space. No. 8. Jump-start a flow state.: let's for a moment about flow states and how to get there. So I think that we've all experienced what that's like for a lot of us. That's what we're addicted to. And creative work is when we get into that state where everything else just drops away and and you're just doing it and you're not even really you have been really thinking, but it's just happening right, your in your in the flow, Um, so I'm gonna return again to count Newport's both deep work. He advocates for started rituals to help get you there. He has a number of very personal rituals that Hughes is. I have my own start of rituals just to prime myself. I really like to suggest that people think in the five senses here, when you're communing toe work, you actually do have original, and the ritual is your commute. There is a physical transformation that you go through when you're you were going from one place to together, right, you arrive at work and the transition has told you I am at work now, whether or not you actually get to work, that's a different thing. But you have gone through that ritual. So when you work for from home, you might find and more difficult to leave the rest of your life behind and to settle into your work. So I advocate for for a startup ritual, things could be any number of things, perhaps that you brew a cup of coffee or or you make some tea. Maybe caffeine's involved. I know it is. For me. It could be as something as simple as lighting a candle in your workspace. It could be reciting an affirmation to yourself. Um, I'm in favor of the completely with whom ones that air. Like, you know, I am going to do good work today. The ideas they're going to flow and everything's gonna come easy. Whatever it is that you need to tell yourself before work starts, incorporate that into your ritual. Maybe it's maybe it's a song, you know. There's this amazing song by Mr Cocoa bouncing back that always gets me going. That's a great one. Um, I also really like Stephen Press Fields book the War of Art. Some days, if I'm finding myself, I get through like entire periods, where, where all I need to do is to read one page of the world with the War of Art. And I am, like, off to the races with my work. So this is really a chance for you to play around and figure out what your personal rituals are gonna be. Whatever you decide on, don't make it too complicated, because then it becomes more about the ritual than work. Give yourself a chance to really make that transition from your life to the head. Space is required for creativity. Okay, so you know now that you want deep work, you want to go deeper into your work. So right now, mark off a couple hours in your count up in your calendar where you're going to practice deep work. Now, once you've done that, make a list of a couple of things that you might try incorporating into your startup ritual in order to prime yourself for creative practice 9. Create a shutdown ritual. : Let's talk just for a moment about your shutdown ritual. Just like a computer needs to be Shut down. You as well, my friend. Need to shut down at the end of the day. Of the rest, you're going to be thinking about your work. It's gonna be hard to show a shut off your work entirely. As you know, sometimes you're going to have your biggest revelation sound in the garden or in the shower . There's a lot of places that creativity happens. This part is actually creating the work and being at work. Let's shut that off when we're done. So when you're creating a shutdown ritual, it could be something really simple. Perhaps you just say to yourself, I'm done working for today. I'm shutting down. Are you saying that loud every day? Maybe if you have that candle burning, maybe you blow it out symbolically. Tell yourself I have heard the candle. The candle has been bird. I am done for the day. Whatever it ISS, you need to have some way that you shut down and then after you shut down, don't go back to work for the rest of the day. That time is your time and you don't want to be working anymore. You don't want to feel like you're working constantly. That's a recipe for true madness. So right now, go to your worksheet and write down 3 to 5 ideas for things you can do at the end of the day. Maybe it's looking over your calendar and rating with a couple of things that you're gonna save for tomorrow. Um, some writers stopped mid sentence so they can start up the in the middle of the sentence next time. Some creatives if you're pain or probably you're going to be washing some brushes on setting things up for tomorrow, so so that you're not constantly in a state of chaos. Whatever that part of your shutdown ritual it is. Make sure that you've identified it as a shot on ritual, and you have your list and then practice practice. When you dear creative practice what it's like to say to yourself, You know what I'm done. I am done for the day. Now there's no more work left 10. Find your cheerleaders.: So we're gonna talk next about finding your artistic cheerleaders and and how to incorporate them into your space. When I was growing up, it was very much about the small, lowly person who nobody knows lionizing the big famous person who you're never going to reach, who always has everything that you want. Who's this untouchable object so not only doesn't know work like that anymore, I question whether that was was ever, really, truly the case. So when I like to think of who my artistic mentors are, we pick and choose right we pulled from from across genres. There's musical mentors. There's artistic mentors. There's photographer mentors. I am influenced by so many people, and they have changed who I am. And not only that, but I really like to believe that they wanted to change me. They wanted there are to change me. They wanted their ideas to change me. They wanted to have a relationship with me through the work. So maybe it's not that I'm their fan. Maybe they're actually my fan. Maybe they are cheering me on changing wine AM as a person shaping me and helping me become who I need to become. So when I'm putting a person in my space, it's usually in the form of a book or postcard with an artist's rendering on. If I'm lucky enough, I can have a new original our peace. Maybe there's like an interesting pulled by someone who has really inspired me that I can put on the wall. In any case, I want you to really think about flipping, how this actually works and thinking about thes artistic influences that you have out there as being cheerleaders for your own practice. I think that most people who are out there creating our very invigorated and inspired you know that they have had a giant influence on you really means something to you. Write down a list of them and then I want you to articulate for yourself why it is that this person has influenced you so much. And then, finally, once you've done that, I would like you to go back through your list and see if there's a way toe Honor some of those people visually in your creative space 11. Seek out the blank space, and NEXT STEPS.: Hi, Welcome back. So if you could see this bookshelf by me, you'll see that I don't have a completely packed worth. The book's at some point. I went through the Murray kind of process and get rid of, like, 56 of my books, which was really a little bit painful, but I've kind of learned something in in in the process, and that is the value of having some negative space in your life. So when I am talking about negative space, I am talking about room for your work to breathe. Now all of us have different styles. Some of us I've mentioned before, like to have a lot of stimuli coming at us and perhaps even work better in Messi spaces. Other people need a more minimalist space in order to get the ideas flowing for them. All of us kind of exist on this continuum between, like the super super maximalist and the super super minimalist space. So just sugar your fluctuating somewhere in the middle of that. But one thing that I've learned through my studies of folks way and through going through all these massive decluttering projects is that there is a lot of value to having shelf space into having a little bit more negative space in your life. So think about it this way, just in terms of this story that you're telling yourself if you're a writer has completely packed bookshelves. Probably dio, we've all we've all been there. But you're also sending a message to yourself that there is literally no room on the shelf for your work. When you create some negative space around the books, then a conversation starts to happen between yourself. In this case, the same thing works with our you'll see that I have this kind of giant state, many peace. That's the That's the way the escape next door. Guys, I have this giant statement. Any piece on the wall and Justus important to what's going on within the painting is what's happening outside the painting, which is a lot of blank space, right? I don't have it completely packed through with visual clutter, so to me that sends a message that there is there some blank canvas here. There's there's some tabula rasa. There's some space for me to create something now. So right now go into your worksheet. I want you to look around your space and identify. Do I have any negative space out there that is telling me a visual story, that there's room out there in the world for my work? 12. Fix Your Space Final Lesson: I'm so glad you join me for the skill share class. I really hope that the ideas that I've presented here on these these special tactics will help you fine tune your creative space. And most importantly, at some point, you got to stop paying attention to what's going on in your space and you really got to get to work. So I hope that you are inspired by these ideas and that you play around with something of them, but that you don't let it prevent you from actually doing the work that you were put here to Dio. So let's talk for a moment about final projects. Any number of these video lessons could be suited towards a final project. But I think in terms of having the most fun thing to share and making it really impactful for your work, I think we should focus on that one where we honor one of the winds in your creative practice. So just to recap what that waas you honor your win when you take something that you've created in the past and you create a visual representation of it to put on the wall behind you, so x as like, a little bit of like, a like a perfect square Professional certificate. What said if you were in a professional setting setting. So at this point, you could be working in any number of media. Maybe maybe your coder. Maybe you have a really beautiful piece of code that you want to print out and frame and put on your wall. Maybe you create enamel pins and you wanna have, like that one block that has, like, your coolest enamel pins on it. Stick it on the wall, right behind behind where you said, maybe maybe you're quilter and and you have, like, a block, a quoting block that you're really, really proud of. Maybe your writer and you have a poem that means something to you for maybe, maybe someone, somewhere somehow said something really wonderful about your work in an email. Maybe, And you can just print that out and just put it on the wall behind you. I really believe that taking that little step well, we'll do a lot to help you build confidence and remind you every day that you are a creative person with a lot of show that would share with the world and that the world is really waiting for you to to share what you have. So once you've decided what that ISS I would like you to complete the project and take a picture of it. And please share with me here in sculpture. I'm so excited to see what you come up with. If you're interested in other things that I am doing, I'm going to be creating more videos for skill share. So please do follow me on school share or you can follow me on Instagram and Emily Grabner . That's e m I l Y G r o s Isn't Sam via the victor e and O. R. And I hope to connect with you soon. Thanks.