Thursday, October 02, 2008

Dream a BIG Dream

What is your BIG creative dream? 

Not the one create full-time and make enough to pay the bills. That should be a must-do, not your no-holds-barred BIG dream. I like to say BIG stands for Best Ingenious Goal.

Ask yourself:
If money were no object, and no one would stop me, what is the largest impact I can imagine my creativity could have upon the world? 
Then, expand that vision. That's right. Don't settle for the first vision that pops into your head. Stretch it to its limits. Make it so outrageously large that you giggle when you think about it. If you can't giggle over it, it is too small. From now on I'll call this the giggle test.

My first big dream was for the Votre Vray Creative Women project to be so big that I'd get to do it for an HBO special.
  • We would have a national "Shout: Kiss My Art Day" with everyone in sky blue -- the color associated with the campaign -- with communities everywhere staging SKMA shows, where all artists could display their works and tell their stories.
  • Then, we could have celebrities and politicians and other world leaders also shouting Kiss My Art.
  • There would be a whole series of books, like the Chicken Soup series, where you could Kiss the Art of painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, actors, metal smiths, and so on. 

This is a pretty big expansion, but let's go up another notch because I'm not giggling yet:
  • Have Shout: Kiss My Art action figures of heroines of the art world
  • A cartoon show of art figures as action heroines
  • Kid could dress up as art heroines for Halloween
  • Lunch boxes and other collateral material could be marketed to promote art across America!
Artists, how does that sound to you? Not giggling? Okay, now imagine YOU are the person the action heroine looks like! Kids in your neighborhood run up to you and shout your name because you're an art celebrity! I can tell you that makes me giggle with delight. 

So, now you try it. What is your BIG dream? 

Until Next Time, 
Keep Creating!

1 comment:

Ginny said...

Thank you for this post. I have my BIG dream. I got brave enough to put it on paper about a year ago, and expanding it to the point of giggles is an incredible feeling. I expect to take the first steps to my big dream in the next few months... Here's hoping BIG gets bigger.