Art Every Day-- 30 Day Artist Challenge

Art Every Day-- 30 Day Artist Challenge

For some reason I can commit to getting up early, taking a long walk and writing every day (see my previous blog post about morning pages).  But I am a visual artist and it's been very difficult to commit to making art every day.  I earned my MFA in interdisciplinary art almost 20 years ago.  It seems like I would have been able to commit to a daily art making practice in that time.... but, no. 

I have said I wanted to be an artist over the years and I have worked in fits and spurts to make it happen.  For the art shows that Scott and I have been a part of in the last year, I have put a lot of hours into painting and drawing, but usually in bursts of productivity.

One of the energetic laws for creating what you want in life is the following: "Where your attention goes, energy flows."  So it stands to reason that if I make art everyday, energy will flow in the direction of being an artist.

spirit tomato, sketch 1, art every day challenge

It is time for me to commit to a daily art making practice.  For me that means doing (right brain) drawing or painting.  I invite you to join me in this 30 day challenge.  I am committing to the following parameters:

  1. Make art everyday 
  2. Make art for at least 15 minutes a day
  3. Post on my social media, including Instagram and Facebook

This is important... this is not about making good art, this is about making art everyday and committing to a practice.  Please don't let your perfectionism prevent you from joining us.  I have done that for a long time and it has kept me from making art and improving my art.

art every day sketch 2, Sydney Francis

If you would like to join Scott and I in this challenge, please tag us @liquiterra on instagram or post your picture at liquiterra on Facebook. Please also use the hashtag #liquiterra on Instagram. You are also welcome to email me your images and I will post them on our "Stay Inspired" blog.  Please email me, to liquiterradesigns@gmail.com, the image, your name, the media, and anything else you would like me to include about the image.

Today I did a painting of my "spirit tomato" seedling.  I meant it to be a quick painting, but overall it took me about 2 hours.  "Spirit Tomato", watercolor and colored pencil, June 8, 2019.

spirit tomato final, art every day challenge with liquiterra by Sydney Francis 

 

 

 

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