Sketchbook Challenge Update

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. 

Week 3

Week 3

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.
 

Weeks 4,5,6&7

Weeks 4,5,6&7

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.