At the beginning September of 2017, I listened to Gary Vaynerchuck way too much and all he had to offer with his motivation, so I was feeling fired up. HIs podcast had Nicholas Megalis as a guest and they talked about how he used the social media platform Vine to create a following for his music. Nicholas was telling his story of recording his own albums and music videos, which is great because it shows the power of what you can accomplish if you are willing to do the work. At the end of the podcast, Gary challenged Nicholas to make a music video everyday for a year and post it to social media; there was a little bit of apprehension, but Nicholas said he would do it. There I was sitting in front of my computer editing wedding photos at 11 o'clock at night and thought, I bet I could make a new artwork a day for a year... that doesn’t even seem that difficult to do. Then I thought, a challenge should be challenging, I'll double down on it and do two artworks a day for two years. That is when I got a feeling of excitement in my stomach. I decided to wake up early the next day and make two works of art in the morning before I went to work. The entire day I felt great. I knew that the next two years would be amazing for me creatively, and I was right. I created a minimum of two works of art a day, and often I made 4 or 5 thanks to the realization of creating with digital tools. I found new practices and styles that I had never even considered before and I have not stopped since. As a creative person, it is the highlight of my day to make two artworks. I always feel good about that I have created something, no matter how uninspired or frustrated I feel while I am creating. I found that creating every day removed the idea that there are blocks and that in reality, it is just a rhythm... you will have good days and bad days, but I feel I could not have gotten to my best days without allowing for the bad days. So I concluded that even the bad days are good; because they will lead you to better things. So whatever you do, if you are an artist or creative of any kind, just create. Create, Create, Create! It will change your life.
The first two works of art that I created when I challenged myself.