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, 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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