Do you like a ‘challenge’? I don’t mean a throw yourself out of an aeroplane type challenge, I am talking more the daily prompt driven variety.
I am turning into a challenge addict I think. I love those prompt driven drawing or photography projects which are all over Instagram. They work well for me too, I usually follow along and complete them with a sense of fulfilled relief. Then I stop. But, I want to carry on, I want to do more of the regular creativity, and I think I need to move away from the challenge based creativity and just get myself doing something on a daily basis, on a regular daily basis.
A drawing, a painting, hand lettering a word or a phrase, making a doodle or writing some words even.
I was twiddling about on Instagram today and I saw a post by the photographer David Loftus which was a photo of his sketchbook. In the description he explained that he has been making a sketch a day since January and he hasn’t missed a day this year. How impressive is that, and what a sketchbook he must have. Full to the brim of creative goodness.
I want a sketchbook (or two, or three) full of creative fabulous. I want to fill it with good stuff and disasters and ‘oh well, I gave it a go’ stuff, with a page or two of ‘wow’.
So, I am going to. From today I am going to draw or paint something every day. I hope I can carry on into lots of nice fat sketchbooks. This week’s Six Word Saturday contains my first painting/doodle. Yay!
Tell me which challenges you are doing and knowing me, I will want to join in too!!
Yes, I love a challenge! Keeps me motivated and accountable.Hard tackled photo a day, tinkersketch, 100 day project…at the moment I am doing Awesome Art Journalling with Koojse Koene. I do want to keep up my rudimentary drawing skills so I’m hoping this will do it for me. Good luck with your sketching! Are you going to post on IG?
Art journaling sounds good, I have looked into it, but never got going with it. I don’t think I will post them all on Instagram, but I am sure some will pop up there.
Hah! Finally had time to pop over to you (thank the Heavens!)…Love this idea! I am so pushed for time I find my ‘one a day’ is limited, currently, to the things in my diary: water (8 glasses a day), exercise (30 min at least), meditation (20 min), write (1 hour), Italian (20 min on Duolingo)…..so I’m joining in and my writing will count as my one a day…..(great stuff! The challenge, not, necessarily, the writing!! LOL!!!)….
Blimey, you are a daily doing things wonder!