In the background, I've been Making Lots of Things. It's a way to cope to with the overload, I am sure we've talked about that before. I usually post the Things to Instagram and forget to post them here. They're often nothing special, but I am a little pleased with my latest (first, also only) abstract painting. I may have found my main painting niche, we will see. It takes away a lot of the anxiety when I need only focus on colour and shape, and not on perspective and line. None of which is any kind of useful information whatsoever.
I stole the above list of creative advice from Austin Kleon. I re-read it every now and then, because he's right, and it's important to remember. I'm not very good at any of it. When he says 'write the book you want to read', he means make the product you want to use, the art you want to see, the music you want to hear, the business you want to run. It's not something I take seriously enough. Who would want to read the eclectic messy pretty weirdo obtuse things I would want to read? It seems unlikely. Etc.
What is true, is that would be authentic to me, which is the point Mr Kleon is trying to make. It's different from originality - nothing is new under the sun - and is about revealing your own artistic soul. In Megan ephemeral speak.
#3 is my new goal, in all my creative work. It's hard for me, but I think necessary.