An armature, according to Google Dictionary, is “a metal framework on which a sculpture is molded with clay or similar material.” I first learned about them when I was about 16, and working on a chess set made of polymer clay: an armature was needed for the delicate and intricate figures I was designing…and even then, the pieces were quite fragile. None of them have survived my many moves since that day.
Similarly, when we’re practicing creativity, we always need some sort of support or framework. For painting, it’s a canvas or panel. For work, I’ve found that the Bullet Journal Method works incredibly well as an armature onto which I can build creative practices. The underlying rigor lends the creative practice a power it lacks when uncoupled from the framework. For instance, I’ve been practicing art since I was a child, and in 2018 I even trained and was certified as an Intentional Creativity Teacher. But it was only when I began to marry that practice with strategic planning framworks, SMART Goals, and other tools of trade and business that I began to gain momentum on my dream of becoming a creative entrepreneur.
In this episode, I walk you through the four main bullet journal spreads I use to structure my work, creating a framework around which to build in creative practice.
And, if you’d like to download my PDF planner templates, you can find them HERE.