Above is a poem I wrote during a poetry challenge where I wrote 108 poems in a month for a fundraiser.
It was a difficult and incredible experience. Because I had to do so many to do, I couldn’t wait for inspiration and I had to let out whatever was inside of me. It was cathartic.
I was going through a break up at the time. I could express all of my emotions and I felt better.
So I’m doing it again and you’re invited to join me this time! November 13th – 27th you’ll create 50 pieces of art in 14 days.
You’ll heal and grow and let out what’s trapped inside your heart.
This time I’m doing 50 interpretive dances (that are 20 seconds long) in 14 days to celebrate the launch of the Burnout to Brilliance Podcast :).
What kind of art are you going to create?
How to participate:
1. Choose Your Art
Decide whether you’re going to do poetry, short stories, comedy sketches, paintings, drawings, dances or songs.
Make it realistic. Do tiny drawings the size of post cards or a 20 second song or dance.
2. Do a Call for Topics
Write a FB or Instagram post telling your friends you doing this challenge.
Ask your community to help you by providing topics. 50 is a lot but if you have a list of topics in front of you it’s much easier :).
3. Join Our Community
Join the Burnout to Brilliance Support Group to meet others participating in the challenge and share struggles and victories in this private FB group.
4. Make the Art
November 13th – 27th – make the art! That’s 3 – 4 pieces of art per day. Do them during your lunch break or on the subway. Anywhere you can fit them in.
And remember THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT. This is about letting what’s inside you out, not perfectionism.
5. Share with Your Friends
Share on social media. And tag the person who gave you the topic :).
The magic of this is that it provides an external pressure. You’ve promised your community, so you’ll actually get it done.
Now I know some of you are saying, I don’t need to do this. I’ll just do it for myself. And I really want to encourage you to share because it’ll connect you more deeply with your community and provide motivation to actually complete the challenge.
Now if for some reason you absolutely can’t, share them all in the Burnout to Brilliance Support Group and we’ll cheer you on and hold you accountable to finish.
6. Connect with other #ArtLetsThingsOut peeps
Use the hashtag to connect with others participating in the challenge. Go see their work and encourage them.
Build community around creating art as a path to process your emotions.
7. Sign Up for Resources & Encouragement
Sign up here to get all the instructions and pre-made social media posts emailed right to you! Sign up here to get all the resources you need to join :).
I’d absolutely love for you to join us :). Make a ton of art! Let out some of your feelings, pain or anything you’ve been holding in.
It’ll bring you closer to your community. They’ll know you’re learning and growing. And you’ll learn and you’ll grow.
Leave a comment or shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have or if you have any topics you’d like me to do an interpretative dance about!!
Burnout to Brilliance Podcast
This challenge was created by the Burnout to Brilliance podcast where you learn to go from anxiety and overwhelm to taking concrete steps towards your dream career and your dream life.
The podcast launches every November 13th.
Can’t wait to see your beautiful and not so beautiful art!!
Take good care,
Burnout & Intuitive Business Coach