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.
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:
- Make art everyday
- Make art for at least 15 minutes a day
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.