I love the challenge of Creative Sprint’s prompts and the unexpected directions it takes me. The Sprint is long enough to be challenging and short enough not to be overwhelming.
My favorite part of Creative Sprint is the encouragement I personally get from participating. The quotes and thoughts that come along with the prompts are great reminders to enjoy what I’m doing. Plus, there’s a whole community of like-minded people that want to celebrate creativity. It’s inspiring.
The other part that is equally important to me is the freedom that comes with Creative Sprint. As a perfectionist, I want everything to be just right, and I stick to things that I don’t always enjoy. For this Sprint, I started with a particular theme, but quickly found it wasn’t something I was truly inspired by, so I changed my focus. I needed to be reminded that it’s okay to let something go and find something more stimulating.
This Creative Sprint deepened an off-shoot of my work and gave me some newfound confidence. My little robot counterpart Norman has frequently made appearances in my social media, but Creative Sprint launched him into a bigger role. Through his posts, I found a whole new way to interact with people and a fun way to just enjoy myself. Heck, now Norman’s running for president, and he may put out a series of 80’s movies reenactments. What more could a girl ask for?
Rebecca Jackson, Artist