Before, during, and after doing any writing or journaling about your own creative process, take the opportunity to check in with how your being is feeling – the field of the body, the sense of your emotions. The quality of the mind, or any thoughts moving through. Stay connected to yourself in a way that supports you – and also that helps you to become more intimate with the instrument of your being.
So here a list of prompts… if one feels good, go for it – or maybe these prompts will give you ideas of your own.
Are there any values or beliefs that you have absorbed from the culture, your family or community of origin, or from your social environment that are limiting what is possible to explore within your creative work and creative life?
What demands do you make of your work? Where might they come from – and do you feel like they serve your process?
What does it feel your work must be? What must it say about you, or what must it show?
What are your areas of mastery within your chosen medium? How do they support your freedom as you work, and how do they limit them?
What did you used to know about art making that you have forgotten? Or, what first drew you to art-making… and is that motivation still present? If not, why not?
What is bad art? Is there anything in what you’ve written that you question or feel drawn towards?
If you look at the larger body of what you create, does anything stand out as something you avoid doing or exploring that you wish you could? What keeps you from doing it?