Guest Bio: Monette Satterfield
Monette Satterfield is a creative professional whose background includes science, business and art. That gives her a unique point of view on the creative process and how to use it to produce concrete results. She’s a widely published freelance writer, author of three books and a licensed Certified Public Accountant, as well as a member of the Florida Watercolor Society. The heart of her work is grounded in her belief in the creativity that resides in everyone.
TPD 008: Show Notes
When Nicole wanted to rework her first book, it was Monette that told her to “not play small” and encouraged her to write a new book instead.
“Writing a book is really hard. To want to do another one, that makes you a writer.”
Nicole believes that Monette uses a unique hybrid of business and artistic skills to frame issues for other people.
Monette recommends using the words “map or exploration”, if “process” is too rigid for creative people.
She believes that the creative process just happens, and you can’t rush it.
“The more people create, the easier it gets.”
In the implementation phase of her creative process, she says you start to evaluate ideas. This can be a frustrating stage, as people may find that their idea isn’t like what they imagined it to be once starting to implement it.
In terms of a book, unless you’re working your first draft in your head, it will have a lot of flaws. Really creative people will work through the stage of wanting to quit.
“The key to this is to realize that it’s normal to have to go back, rework and refine”
Monette tells others to be careful of who you show your first draft to, as people can be unduly harsh on first drafts.
Nicole notes that it’s much harder to create that emotional distance when you’ve created something such as a book or a presentation. When creating, be clear about who your audience will be.
To get out of creative ruts, Nicole is a big believer in asking your subconscious to think of something. Monette suggests using a journal as a tool to access your subconscious mind. An art journal is a place where you can record your thoughts and ideas, whether using words, pictures or “doodles.”
“(An art journal) is for your exploration and expression.”
Remember, creativity is a skill and not something that we’re born with. The more you use it, the better you get at it!
Website URL: www.ShinyDesigns.com
Link to Creativity Schematic: http://shinydesigns.com/creative-process-4-understandable-necessarily-easy-steps-1794
Download Monette’s Free Art Journal FAQ E-book at www.ShinyDesigns.com/free-art-journal-ebook
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