On September 20th, I began a personal sketchbook challenge to daily do a page in my art journal. Yesterday marked 7 weeks completed.
49 pages. It just makes me so happy to see all my pages!
The first two weeks' grids are in previous posts.
Some new thoughts on this process:
*A done page that I don't like is still better than a blank page.
*Each page teaches or exposes something, however small it might be.
*Knowing that I've committed to post my art page on InstaGram daily is beginning to challenge me in what I create. At first simply doing the daily page was enough of a challenge. Now I'm beginning to want to do better work. Key word: beginning.
*The process of being vulnerable in this area has been a blessing. I love to be inspired by others and their beautiful work. Now I'm learning that my beginning, struggling steps can inspire others as well. That thrills me!
*I'm doing daily work in a sketchbook not an expensive journal. The pages are works of exploration, curiosity and learning. This has helped me relax and enjoy the process.
The last thing that I've become aware of is that there is NO way that I'd have even close to 49 pages done if it wasn't for this goal & commitment. Sometimes I just need a carrot or two dangling in front of my nose to accomplish things.
When the carrot is dangling there and I still don't do it then there is usually a reason. It isn't bad to acknowledge that it just isn't the right time or that I like the idea of doing something but not the actual reality of doing it. It is all part of learning and growing.