Sometimes even I have those mental blocks. I look at other people’s art and because I am human, I naturally compare my ability to theirs, which I know I shouldn’t do. I often feel like I lack the experience and I feel that what I am creating is simply not good enough. It’s difficult to stay motivated when you are constantly comparing yourself to the amazing work of others. I feel like other artists are so full of creative ideas and often I simply cannot think of anything to create. Even if I am feeling motivated, I may not have a particular project to work on at someone else’s request, so I have the luxury of being lazy. Well enough of that! I should not be sitting around waiting for motivation. I should not be sitting around waiting for someone to prompt me to create by waving ideas (or money) in front of my face. And I certainly shouldn’t feel like my work is not good enough. I need to create for the sake of creating. I need to create in order to feed my soul and exercise my brain. I need to create because it makes me happy. So.......
I am going to challenge myself to create something new and share it every day for thirty days. (Thirty days! I must be nuts!) These creations could be anything. They could be words or phrases that I just like or find to be beautiful on paper. It could be some pieces I wrote for practice. It could be a project that someone has me working on; or possibly a doodle that I did at some point during the day. Maybe I will showcase an address on an envelope that I did for a beautiful bride. I don’t know what my mind will create on any given day. The possibilities are endless and I hope you will join me during this process. I will be posting each one here, everyday. I will also pin them to my Pinterest, so please follow me. I will post a few to Facebook, but certainly not all of them because I do not want to annoy my fans by clogging up their feed. Also, if you plan to follow me during this journey, please be warned that I am a huge fan of colloquialisms and slang (when classy.... and if not classy, at least humorous), so you may see a dirty word here and there. Nothing too extreme.... :)
Although I know it will be challenging, I’m excited about the next thirty days. Normally, I have to spend a few days, if not weeks on one project; so trying to create something new every day is going to be tough. I will have to constantly brainstorm. The wheels will need to be turning constantly. I will need to keep my pencil and paper handy on a constant basis. I will have to become The Constant Calligrapher.
Thanks for reading!
Oh and do me a favor... Drop a word or your favorite phrase in the comments below and I may consider using it for one of my segments!
Update: For a list of each day, click here.