Have you seen the recent commercial by Progressive Car Insurance? I love this commercial because it captures what I refer to as “Apron Magic” Apron Magic is part of my daily creative process as a professional fine artist. Something happens when I put that apron over my head and tie those apron strings that is.. well magical. A physical, mental, and emotional shift happens to me. Why is that?
I think an apron represents many things, mostly an attitude towards your work. It says ” I AM READY”. For me, having a creativity routine for a very non-routine job is important, actually it’s essential. As an artist my career has ebbs and flows, having structure helps the process of creation start. It creates a shift, which is needed for all creative entrepreneurs.
What does your apron or creative routine look like? Share a picture of your apron or describe your creative routine here, on Twitter #ApronMagic or #CreativeRoutines @JBCStudios, or Instagram at JBC Studios.
Merriam-Webster defines apron as noun, often attributive \ˈā-prən, -pərn\
: a piece of clothing that is worn on the front of the body over clothes to keep them from getting dirty
: the part of a stage that is in front of the curtain