You. Are. Out.
Thank you Heidi Klum. Anyone else enjoy talent-driven reality show competitions? Ace of Cakes? Project Runway? Top Chef?
Yeah me too.
A huge part of my fascination with these shows is the time constraints the participants are forced to work under. Build a house out of banana peels in four hours? Create an artificial limb out of chia seeds overnight? Anything is possible.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to take part in Season 2 of Work of Art. I can’t give away any details, but let’s just say the artists were forced to create new works under extremely limited time and budget restraints. Were all of the works of art… art? Not really. But the challenges forced the contestants to work outside their comfort zones and push the limits of what they considered possible. In chatting with the artists behind some of my favorite pieces, a common theme kept appearing: “I’ve never tried X before but now I’m really enjoying where that’s leading me.”
In the real world (totally different from MTV’s The Real World) we tend to procrastinate creating anything new. We check out blogs, create boards on Pinterest, watch tv, go on coffee dates with friends, ANYTHING to keep us from actually CREATING.
This week I’m going to take a lesson from my Work of Art friends and give myself some super tight time constraints to complete the tasks I’ve been finding most daunting but ultimately most fulfilling. Who’s with me?
Are you in or are you out?