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Creative Strength Training by Jane Dunnewold

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What Do You Love and What Are You Good At?

CROSS-TRAINING EXERCISE

What to Gather

favorite writing implement

something to write on (journal or loose paper)

Begin with the Inventory

By going through this exercise, you may discover a skill capable of transforming work you’re making. Until you make an inventory, you may find you take for granted many skills that could be applied to making art, even if you’ve not used them in that capacity previously.

STEP 1: List Your Skills

Make a list of your skills. (See Joanne Weis’s example on the opposite page.) Evaluate each one in terms of how good you are at it.

STEP 2 Think About Skills You Enjoy Using

Next, look at your list. Rate each skill based on whether you enjoy it or not. Think of this as the ...

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