Chase Jarvis is a photographer, and although I’m not sure he puts this on his resume, he’s a motivational speaker. I had the pleasure last summer of seeing Mr. Jarvis interview Austin Kleon. I know that I wrote quite a lengthy blog post about it, mostly chatting about Mr. Kleon (please go visit his website now. It’s okay, I’ll wait).
So yes, I went on and on about Mr. Kleon’s first book, Steal Like an Artist and about his advice for artists regarding creativity. I should also have gone on about what a great interviewer Mr. Jarvis is. I was reminded of this today while I was re-reading Mr. Jarvis’ Hit List: 13 Things Crucial For Your Success [In Any Field]. I’ve read it before but I’ve felt like I’ve needed a kick in the rear lately and this really did it for me. I’ve let my daily ritual of creating art fall by the wayside this past month. Even though I knew I was going to let it go for one month I promised myself that come July 1st I’d be back at it and here it is already, July 7th and … nothing.
Do you ever feel like you are in a creative slump? You feel like you should be nurturing your creative soul but somehow this has fallen by the wayside and you’re not sure how to get back on track? Well, join the crowd.
To help you out, here is Mr. Jarvis’ Hit List.