A little over a week ago, I decided to start an #everyday challenge because I want to improve as an artist. I used to just paint whenever I felt the right mood come over me, and for a (very) long time, that seemed to be enough. Recently, however, things have changed. I don’t want to create “whenever it’s beneficial,” I want to create because I truly love and enjoy it, despite how I may feel going into it.
I used to trash sketches, drawings and paintings I didn’t think were quality, and therefore not good enough to be released to the world – let alone sell. But I want to learn more about myself creatively and begin a habit of designing work to share with the world, despite my opinion of it. I want to be able to create in any state of mind and finish with a piece that may be different, but certainly not inadequate.
The biggest challenge will be sharing everything I create online. I’ve always been timid about my talents and passion, and I won’t continue living like that. I want to become more honest with myself (in more ways than one), and the only way I'll become a better artist is to practice, #everyday.
I didn’t want to set an end date for this challenge because I don’t ever want to stop creating. I want this to become second nature so when I look back at everything I've done, I can be proud of myself for sticking to it and becoming the artist I truly wanted to be.
For those of you who don’t follow me on social media, I have uploaded the #everyday’s I have created so far.