A couple of years ago I started a video series called White Wall Wednesday.
The mission: Prove that you can create beautiful imagery with no budget.
The motivation: I started with no budget and no resources. I wanted to go back to basics.
The result: Lots of messages from people saying that they were inspired to create with what little they had.
What is accessible creativity, and why promote it?
Artists kind of have a bad rep. And, I sort of get it. Artists are known for being mysterious and keeping a tight lock on their secrets. Why would we want creativity to be accessible if that’s how we make our money?
If that’s your opinion, you are entirely entitled to it. And I am entitled to disagree, respectfully.
I believe that, while it can be intimidating to give tools to create art for fear of copying or putting yourself out of business, I don’t think that is usually what ends up happening.
When we give more tools to more people to be more creative, we build a more interesting, inclusive, and ingenious world. What if the building blocks of our interactions and experiences was creativity, and what if more people felt they could express themselves emotionally through art? I personally think it would make for a much richer experience.
But that’s just me. And well, this blog is me. So, queue White Wall Wednesday.
If I can create a video series that promotes accessible creativity, I’m all for that.
White Wall Wednesday gives ideas and concrete tips about how to create with less, plus a big splash of joy in every episode. Because I love what I do, and I love it so much that I want to infect you with my happiness.
In a nice way, of course.
I also offer up White Wall Wednesday as a challenge. Follow along, and create your own White Wall Wednesday. If you want to show this community what you’re making, you can do so in a couple ways.
First, share a link in the comments of my blog or in the comments on YouTube.
Second, use the hashtag #WhiteWallWednesday and I’ll be sure to give that search a go once a week to check out the creations.
And finally, I’d really appreciate you sharing this video and this series. As time goes on I’ll share more and more about my process, how creating simply can be impactful, and give you weekly doses of encouragement to keep going in your craft, no matter what seems to be stacked against you.
This video is more of an introduction. The following weeks will get juicier.