TavernFor me, technology has given me a lot more time for my artistic endeavors. I rarely leave the house without my laptop or digital camera these days. No matter where I go or what happens, I’m prepared to capture the moment and take notes for future reference.
No longer do I have to schedule time for writing, I just pull the laptop out when an idea pops into my head and I’m off writing because I want to instead of because I have to. I used to schedule time to go out and take photos whether they were for the actual photo or a reference for a painting. With a digital camera by my side all the time, there is no disappointment because the sky was bad that day.
I now do a lot of digital painting. With my trusty laptop by my side, I can now paint when the mood strikes me. This freedom I’ve been given by having my tools at my disposal all the time has definitely increased my creativity because I’m doing it when the mood strikes me, not when I have to.
Rule #19 technology can help with that old nemesis, time.