Ten Minutes A Day
A few months after I had completed my challenge of making two works of art a day for two years, I set up another challenge for myself. I received 52 frames of various sizes from a friend of my parents to paint on. I took them home and realized that I had almost no space to store them. I looked around and said to myself, I really need to paint. Though I had been making two artworks every day, I had not been making paintings every day. I use mostly digital for the two artworks a day challenge. I love digital for various reasons: no dry time for paint, every color instantly, the ability to move/copy objects, and so much more; however I still love painting, drawing, and sculpting. So I thought, will I have a hard time waking up every morning and putting in ten minutes to paint? I had already started waking up early to meditate and journal, so why not try to take an extra ten minutes every morning to see what could happen. What I found out is that I was even more excited than I thought to get that ten minutes to paint, and often I woke up even earlier to put in twenty to thirty minutes. I know it’s not hours a day creating a painting every couple of days, but it is a massive issue that most artists face... life gets in the way, and we allow our priorities to shift into taking care of others and making sure we can survive. We often forget what makes us want to live is making sure we thrive. At the moment, I have put in a minimum of ten minutes a day for almost two years now. I have made forty-five paintings; some big, some small, but all mine. I highly suggest you take just a few minutes in the morning and get your creative needs met. I am willing to bet that you will be surprised with your results.
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