Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
I have been trying to draw every day. I usually do something creative every day, but I know that if I want to improve my drawing skills, then I need to draw every day. I've tried many different daily drawing challenges, some with more success than others, but usually I feel constrained by the prompts. If I can't think of anything to draw for the prompt, I go to Google Images and I usually end up copying someone else's doodle or a piece of clip art. Now, I know that all drawing practice is good for me, but I have a hard time staying motivated when I am just copying clip art into my sketchbook. As I was browsing Instagram for Drawcember prompts a few days ago, I felt even less inspired. Most of the prompts involve snow and things related to Christmas. Ugh!
Meanwhile I can't stop thinking about the amazing vacation I took last December when I went to Costa Rica!
I fell in love and decided then and there that I would take a tropical vacation every December. Unfortunately, this year I am recovering from surgery and was unsure if I would be able to travel, so I stayed home, in rainy Oregon. So, instead of traveling to the tropics, I plan to draw the tropics. I brainstormed a list of things that come to mind when I think of Costa Rica. I am not assigning a prompt to each day; I am using the list as inspiration each day when I sit down to draw. I might end up drawing sloths each and every day (I am a little obsessed with sloths right now), and that's ok.
Here is my list:
If you are interested in joining me on this tropical adventure, I'd love to see your daily drawings. I'll be tagging my posts with #TropicalDrawcember as well as #Drawcember2017
Do you draw every day? How do you stay motivated?
Please share your tips and tricks in the comments.
No, really, I need help!
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
I have decided to try the 30 days of brave challenge during the month of May.
I have been trying to build my blog and eventually start my business but year after year my plans get pushed back and ignored. This year I have decided to be brave and push myself to move forward with the process. And so I am participating in the 30 Days of Brave Challenge.
On day one of the challenge I had to find a physical object to remind me of the challenge daily. I chose a slightly too small bracelet (the one you see in the image above). It is just tight enough to keep me on track without being uncomfortable.
Today is day two: I am committed. One of my choices today was to make a public announcement of my commitment to the challenge. I will post my progress throughout the month. So far I have started writing up my business plan and I am learning how to create better images for my blog. I can't wait to see where this month and this challenge will take me. Feel free to follow along on the blog or join me in the challenge!