Today, let’s take a step away from rational thought and dare to be bold. What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to accomplish but have been afraid to pursue? Write it down. Also write down the obstacles in your way of reaching your goal. Finally, write down a tangible plan to overcome each obstacle.
If there is one goal I have, it is to start a “studio.” A place where I can work, but also where others can come to learn and work with/near me. I was first exposed to this idea when I worked at Walt Disney Imagineering and had access to weekly studio time with a professional artist. This time was sacred to me. No matter what else might have been going on, I took those 3-4 hours in the evening and reveled in them.
I think there is a power in such an arrangement as it is focused time to “DO” something. Execution is something that is so missing in today’s hyperactive world. We can have thousands of ideas, but we find it very difficult to take them from bare thought to completed project. I think that working together in a studio/apprenticeship model is one of the most effective ways of helping everyone involved actually execute some great idea, project or artwork.
My biggest challenge with this dream is finding a location that meets all the necessary criteria. It should be close enough to me to allow easy access. It should be cheap enough for me to afford it without placing a burden on our basic household finances. It will need some equipment like computers and projectors so I can hold classes and workshops to help raise funds to keep it self-supporting.
None of these are terribly difficult challenges, but large enough that I have not yet achieved even the smallest step. Maybe by putting the thought out into the world someone can give me the small assist — or push — that I need to take the next step.
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