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!!