If you’re looking for inspiration, I’ve got a fast and fun method to bust you out of your same old, same old.

All it takes is one timed minute of creating. But, just one minute at a time, no more. I call it The One Minute Method (Ha!). It’s fun to do on your own or in a group.Seen self portrait by Amanda Judd

You can choose whatever media you want to work with and decide how long you will do it for.

I recommend you try at least 5 to 15 minutes to start. (The bits I repurposed for these self portraits came from an hour long session, that’s 60 one minutes, of drawing and printmaking.) Untitled, self portrait by Amanda Judd

So grab your timer, supplies and enough space to feel free.

You will be allowing for whatever comes to come during each timed minute. Remember, no judgement! Just creating. When your minute is up, quickly reset the timer and start all over on brand new ground (i.e. piece of paper, fabric, layer in photoshop, etc.). Repeat this every minute for the time you’ve allotted yourself.Encircled self portrait by Amanda Judd

While it’s not necessary, a great bonus feature of the One Minute Method is that you can use it as meditation.

Notice how time changes. Do you feel rushed? Does each minute feel the same? Allow yourself to experience the nuances contained within each minute. Untitled, self portrait by Amanda JuddArmed with just a timer and the supplies of your choosing, let yourself go, without worrying about getting anywhere. When you’re all done ask yourself, “How do I feel? What do I see?” Let me know how the One Minute Method works for you. Better yet, show me!

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