Buy the book at: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Barnes & Noble / Indiebound

If you’re feeling stuck, help is on the way. In this creative and hands-on guide, illustrator Lee Crutchley presents fun and empowering ways to get those creative juices flowing. Whether it’s perfectionism, procrastination, or plain old fear that’s holding you back, get ready to get inspired.

You can see more of the inner pages by clicking here.

As of today I’m no longer setting assignments or accepting submissions on this blog.
I never really had a plan when I started this project, I just wanted to get it started and see what happened. I never had any expectations for the submissions I’d...

As of today I’m no longer setting assignments or accepting submissions on this blog. 

I never really had a plan when I started this project, I just wanted to get it started and see what happened. I never had any expectations for the submissions I’d get, or an idea of how long it would run for either. But it’s been great to see so many people getting involved in the 6 months or so this blog has been running.

I know a lot of people meant to submit to this blog more often than they did, or who still haven’t got round to submitting yet, and some of you will probably be upset that I’ve stopped taking submissions so suddenly and without any warning. But that was kind of the point all along. 

So many of us put things off until tomorrow, or some other time in the future when we’ll magically feel more like doing those things. But, by definition, tomorrow and the future will never arrive. The only day we can be sure that we have is this one we’re in right now, today.

That was the whole purpose behind this blog, and book. I wanted people (me included) to get into the habit of getting on with things today, rather than waiting for that perfect moment to make them happen. I have been waiting for perfect moments my whole life, and I can tell you from experience that they never arrive.

So even though I’m no longer taking submissions here, I hope know you will feel ready to keep getting things started on your own. Today.

I’ll leave the list of assignments up in case you want to complete any in your own time, and of course you will always be able to buy the book, which is full of tasks and ideas with similar themes.

I’d like to say thank you to anyone who has submitted to this project or bought the book. If you’d like to keep up to date with the things I do in the future, you can follow my personal blog www.quoteskine.co.uk for updates.

Now let’s get started on that next thing…

The Only Magic Left is Art included The Art of Getting Started in their latest Quarterly box! 

I’d never heard of Quarterly before, but it looks awesome!

Our 2nd Quarterly box #ART02 shipped last week!

Tumblr Artists featured on #ART02 were:

Justin Angelos
Lee Crutchley
Children of Pop
Evan Jed

Great News for Non-Subscribers! We still have a couple of boxes left! If you want to be a pro active supporter of the Tumblr Artist community then subscribe now and get exactly what is pictured here!

Can’t wait to start #ART03 and introduce more emerging Tumblr Artists!

Assignment 021: Write the subject of an email you’re afraid to send
Most of us have at least one draft email, either in a folder or in our head, that we’re too afraid or nervous to actually send.
Write the subject of that email here for the world to...

Assignment 021: Write the subject of an email you’re afraid to send

Most of us have at least one draft email, either in a folder or in our head, that we’re too afraid or nervous to actually send. 

Write the subject of that email here for the world to see. You don’t have to reveal any more details than that.

Maybe it won’t look so bad when you see it in public, and maybe this is the year to finally press send. What’s the worst that can happen?

Submit on the submit page or via email to submit@artofgettingstarted.com.

Submissions can be viewed at: #taogs021