Roo

ABE #20: Stop Putting it Off

December 18, 2013 in Art Block Execution

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Art Block Execution #26: Stop Putting it Off

This is advice that sounds sort of obvious- and it really is advice more than it is an actual ABE.

Those tools you bought last year that you haven’t used yet?

The supplies you got thinking I COULD MAKE SOMETHING WITH THIS.

That thing you acquired from the garage sale because I HAVE THE BEST IDEA.

The things that have been sitting around your house, taking up valuable storage or floor space when they were supposed to be used for something amazing AGES ago.

You know the ones.

Get those out, and finally do with them what you’d been planning.

Difficulty: 2/5

How Does This Kill Art Block: This is pretty much just a form of productive procrastination, to be entirely honest. (Plus, Roo finds that he’s most motivated to work on what he SHOULD be working on when he’s doing something else.)

We love to see your completed ABEs! You can email them to us at abe@tiix-n-roo.com, or post a reply to this topic! If you have a tumblr, you can post your ABE there (or Submit it to our blog!) and be sure to use our tags, #ABE, #TixNRoo, and #ArtBlockExecution. We’ll post some favorites more or less monthly!

Have an idea for an ABE? Submit it to us!

Roo

ABE #19: BS Diary

December 4, 2013 in Art Block Execution, Mental Health no Jutsu

ABE #19: BS Diary

Roo works with a lot of people during his day job- not nearly as many as Tix does, but still a lot. He also goes a lot of places in the county, and as a result, ends up with a lot of small, frustrated stories. So he started keeping a BS Diary- Little things that happened that weren’t cool.
And as he continued to do it, he discovered that increasingly, the things worth writing down were not always- or even usually- the result of irritation or miscommunication.
They were also funny, or heartwarming, or just surprising- but He’d already committed to calling it the BS diary, so there’s  no going back now.

The BS Diary also doubled as a really good way to do warm-up sketches. This Week’s ABE is to take something that’s happened to you in the last week or so- something really frustrating, or surprising, or funny, or otherwise memorable, and write it down. At LEAST write it down. Maybe also make a jingle out of it, or a small comic, or however else you want to express the event.

How Does This Kill Art Block? It is, first and foremost, a warm-up exercise. (a lot of ABES are, honestly) but it doubles as taking stock of experiences- the stuff worth writing down and remembering (good or bad) is also worth drawing from when you create, and it’s not a bad thing to have reference available for those things.

Difficulty: 1/5

Bonus Points: Start keeping a regular, ongoing BS Diary

We love to see your completed ABEs! You can email them to us at abe@tiix-n-roo.com, or post a reply to this topic! If you have a tumblr, you can post your ABE there (or Submit it to our blog!) and be sure to use our tags, #ABE, #TixNRoo, and #ArtBlockExecution. We’ll post some favorites more or less monthly! Have an idea for an ABE? Submit it to us!