First up, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope this finds you well.
I’ve been thinking a bit about this year and what it could hold, along with what is achievable. At this time of year we all do a bit of a New Year’s Resolution type of thing, even if you have no intentions of keeping one. We review ourselves and come to the conclusion that we need to shape or form some part of us literally and figuratively.
Last year I started plenty of projects, but finished few. I get immersed in an idea and I will be totally focused on it for about a month, then I start to get distracted. Either by the next idea, family, work or life. This in itself isn’t a bad thing, but for me I want to look back on a body of work that I can call my own, and to be proud of my finished projects, even if it is only the fact that I finished them off.
So the theme for this year (for me) is going to be “focus”. Many of us have an ideal of the life we want to live, you may have a plan or a vision of what you want your future to look like. The way I see it; the vision is the overall plan, what you intend things to be like, and for Creative Kingdom our vision remains the same “Creativity in a Christ centred life”.
The vision gives you a broad view of things, but focus, focus makes things clearer. Edges are defined, shapes are formed, and with clarity and contrast the details emerge. It’s these details that captivate people, the hours of effort, and the careful consideration that goes into every area. It really does make a huge difference to art or anything you apply yourself to.
So my hope over the next year is to focus on spending more time here on Creative Kingdom, complete last year’s unfinished projects, and of course all these things will need to fit around the rest of my life.
So her’s to a productive year and I hope we can continue to inspire you throughout it!
p.s. If you’ve got resolutions for this year let us know in the comments below.
p.p.s. I’ve been working on a new page where you can see all the articles in chronological order view it here »
It is still a work in progress, one of last year’s unfinished projects!
"Live life by design, not by default" - Something I try to remember each day. I'm an Irishman living in the North of England with my wife working as a web designer. Always happy when I am involved with creative direction and design.