Introducing: A Year of Creative Self Exploration


A gull flying over sea surface.

Gull(s) photos for Creative Self Exploration are so far all shot on the one trip I made to Sado Island, Niigata, JPN circa 2003.

Introduction

…for you are the greatest source of mystery, a deepest reservoir of Creative Intelligence…

A year-long, weekly “progressive post(s)” as a fun project for both myself and (hopefully) you, the visitor.
Relying on my intuition, I will come up with a weekly theme relating to “Creative Self Exploration”.

Last November I did the first “progressive post” experiment on the post Photo a Day, November 2023 (please scroll all the way down to “Afterward” where I talk more about the intuition bit), which became an inspiration for this year-long commitment.

Origin of the idea is an exercise I have been practicing since 2019 to give myself a weekly theme for advancing my personal / internal freedom, largely for the sake of becoming a better artist.

In this experiment however, I decided not to set a specific direction/purpose (e.g. freedom, advancement, etc…) but rather, to leave it open ended – and let the process unfold at your end.

Few Important Notes

There is no charge hidden anywhere; please feel free to tag along.

If you choose to support my venture however, here is the page for that, although that is not a requirement.

No-Responsibility Disclaimer: I am not a trained medical / mental health professional and what I write on this website is for informational / inspirational purposes only. I am not liable for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the information I provide.

Although this is meant to be fun, exploring a person’s mind can bring up the unexpected – memories, feelings – I urge you to go gentle with yourself, and if something feels too overwhelming – please do not push yourself and proceed with suitable forms of self care.

Contents

Part One: Your Clean Slate

Week 01: January 06, 2024 – Let’s Hakoniwa!!
Week 02: January 13, 2024 – Embrace, Enfold.
Week 03: January 20, 2024 – Ask Your Soles
Week 04: January 27, 2024 – Inside, Looking Out.
Week 05: February 03, 2024 – Lastly, Skyward.
Week 06: February 10, 2024 – Conclude, Shall We?

Part Two: You, The Temple

Week 07: February 17, 2024 – Your Feet: The Miles You Walked
Week 08: February 24, 2024 – Your Ears: Soundness of Your Visions
Week 09: March 02, 2024 – Your Nose: Scent, Potent
Week 10: March 09, 2024 – Between You and the World
Week 11: March 16, 2024 – Your Hair: Mane Majestic
Week 12: March 23, 2024 – Conclusion: Make Yourself At Home!

Part Three: Your Creative Flow

Week 13: March 30, 2024 – Step Into Your Blank Canvas
Week 14: April 06, 2024 – Listening to Your Visions
Week 15: April 13, 2024 – Scent Journey Inward
Week 16: April 20, 2024 – Colors of Your Existence
Week 17: April 27, 2024 – Radio Freedom; Tune In.
Week 18: May 04, 2024 – Picture it, Your Own Truth.

Part Four: Let’s Pretend!

Week 19: May 11, 2024 – Four Legged
Week 20: May 18, 2024 – Winged with Two Legs
Week 21: May 25, 2024 – Winged, with Four or More Legs
Week 22: June 01, 2024 – Finned, Gilled, Scaled.
Week 23: June 08, 2024 – Planted
Week 24: June 15, 2024 – Conclusion – You, the Guest of Honor

Part Five: Past. Present. Poetry.

Week 25: June 22, 2024
Week 26: June 29, 2024
Week 27: July 06, 2024
Week 28: July 13, 2024
Week 29: July 20, 2024
Week 30: July 27, 2024

Summer Break

Week 31: August 03, 2024
Week 32: August 10, 2024
Week 33: August 17, 2024