Where are you on your journey?

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I have a question for you today! I want to know where you are in your journey! I came up with a list of popular “mental places” I have found myself in during my creative life.  None of the places are bad places to be at all! It’s is only bad if I am in a particular place for too long! Then I think that counts for being stuck (ugh!) Tune in to this video to see what I mean.

Here is my basic break down

1) Learning

2) Executing

3) Highly productive creativity

4) Unrest

5) Seeking

Did I miss one? Let me know what you think and where you are in your journey right now!

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Also some exciting news! Merrilee Liddiard from MerMag is my guest on Wednesday (this is her art above!) She is a new addition to the Smart Creative Style course! She will be in to the course and will share how she formed her art style AND the look for her brand. I cannot wait for you to meet her, she’s fabulous!

Smart Creative Style starts in just one week, Aug 25th! Make sure you don’t miss it!

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20 Comments

  • Hello Monicalee! #6, Seeking. We are right in the middle of a huge transition, moving from the home studio which we've out grown, to an off site location. Seeking: More work space and additional opportunities to engage creative women.

  • How exciting! Growing is good!

  • Meghan Irene says:

    Hi Monica! I would say I’m stuck in the (not so productive) creative aspect of my business. Ugh! Trying to find the time, energy, and peace of mind to complete my projects has been a real struggle. I keep telling myself “okay, tonight I will work on my art, and grow my Etsy shop!” Then I get home from work and I’m like “What was I doing?!” Hah, it’s been a struggle, but, when I am able to work on my art, I feel so relieved and genuinely happy. I’m hoping to get back into it full force this fall/winter though! I am in a learning stage however in terms of my stationery line but, I am taking a great class on Atly called Stationery Business 101 by Eva Jorgensen that I know will start me off in the right direction. So many wonderful things, so little time, argh!!

  • Amber Savage says:

    How is it you so often say what I need to hear?! Great post! Time for me to execute!

  • I'm stuck in the learning! I need to start executing, but it is intimidating to make the leap. So excited for your new endeavors!

  • I'm stuck in the learning! I need to start executing, but it is intimidating to make the leap. So excited for your new endeavors!

  • Laura Nessola says:

    Hi Monica! What happened to #4?

  • Laura Nessola says:

    Hi Monica! What happened to #4?

  • Um…apparently that is the place where you get interrupted a lot and forget how to count! haha!

  • Lynda Malachesky Metcalf says:

    Can you be in all places at once? I feel unrest because I'm just doing a little bit of executing and I need to do more. I need to create, create, create to get myself out there. I need to learn more with computer illustration and marketing. Good thing I'm already signed up for Monday :).

  • Lynda Malachesky Metcalf says:

    Can you be in all places at once? I feel unrest because I'm just doing a little bit of executing and I need to do more. I need to create, create, create to get myself out there. I need to learn more with computer illustration and marketing. Good thing I'm already signed up for Monday :).

  • I very much think places can overlap but I do think when you have a to-do list like yours clarity sure helps!

  • Jeanne says:

    I’m definitely stuck in learning and need to execute! That is my goal for once my girls return to school this fall. Would your ecourse help with moving from learning to execution?

    • Monica Lee says:

      Oh I know that space! I certainly hope it will-you will have slow build up to the final weeks and with Tom’s marketing lessons, it takes the “scary” part out! You’ll also be motivated by lost of women inside the course (who I interviewed but also who you will meet in the FB group) who will help get you proactive!

    • Monica Lee says:

      Oh I know that space! I certainly hope it will-you will have slow build up to the final weeks and with Tom’s marketing lessons, it takes the “scary” part out! You’ll also be motivated by lost of women inside the course (who I interviewed but also who you will meet in the FB group) who will help get you proactive!

  • Laura Nessola says:

    Of course, it's unrest! 🙂

  • Cherish Flieder says:

    Monica, this is awesome! I wish I had known that all these stages are completely normal for an artist/creative to get stuck in. I’ve been through them all, but right now I’m transitioning from unrest and moving into execution and creativity! A very exciting place to be, looking forward to seeing everybody in class!

  • Carin Cullen says:

    Great video! I would say I’m in a mixed state of #1 and #4. I’m moving away from the kind of art I’m most known for (mixed media) and learning realistic drawing, which makes my heart sing because it’s very me, but it’s also causing a lot of unrest since I feel like I have nothing to share while I’m in the learning stage, even though I can see how it will benefit me long-term.

  • Catharine H. Freeman says:

    Always appreciating the inspiration; I am in the unrest phase teetering with my legal creativity and environmental creativity, sometimes I despise that my mind is all over the place.

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