Declaration of Intention
As the New Year approached my email was bombarded with subject lines that read, “Start Your New Year Right,” or “It’s New Year, Check Out These New Sales,” and blah blah blah. But it was one particular email from that was from Etsy Finds that read, “Declaration of Intention,” that grabbed my attention. To be honest, I didn’t even look at the details of the email; I was more fascinated by the headline.
A Declaration of Intention, that has a nice sound to it, doesn’t it? Then I began to think, what Declaration of Intention do I want to make this year? What are my intentions as an artist, as an African-American Woman, as an individual? And with that intent, what is the outcome that I want? I looked over at my artist statement, and looked particularly at the following line, “my mission in life is to revitalize the influence that art has on an individual’s life as well as society as a whole, using the creative force as a mirror to reflect upon the joys and faults of the human condition."
Then I realized for a brief moment I had doubted myself. I’ve already made my Declaration of Intent; now all I needed to do was to execute it. This blog is part of my execution. As described prior, LE Creative Hour is all about taking one hour of your day to create. What are your Declarations of Intentions? What do you as an individual want to achieve? What positive intentions do you have for yourself and others? Here is my first impromptu idea: Write down your own Declaration of Intention, and then take that list you make and present in a creative way. Be it a vision board, or a poem, or a song. Whatever you like, and then place your Declaration somewhere where you can always see it and be reminded of your intent.
“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.”