I think people assume that artists are just able to paint/draw/create all day every day. But unless you're a complete hermit with zero distractions, or if you have a team of people that does all of your other daily tasks for you, then that's not usually the case. For me, most of my time goes toward momming a (very active) toddler, and when it comes to my business, so much of my time goes to the not-so-creative tasks.
If you follow me on instagram, you may have already gotten a glimpse of what I've been doing this year. Starting a earlier this month, I decided to create 100 pieces of art in the next 100 days. (eek!)
So, in an effort to make sure I'm continuing to create new work, I decided to do this 100 day project. Most days I'll create a single piece, some days I may need to skip (remember that toddler I mentioned earlier?) and then get caught back up.
I'm hoping to release most (maybe all) of them for sale, listing 10 or so at a time. So far I’ve done pretty well with keeping up with it, although some days have been more successful than others (we won’t talk about day 4 yet... she still needs some love....)
My main goal is simply to be able to do something creative every day, even if I just have a few minutes to devote to it. I am also hoping to experiment with new ideas and materials, and I’m excited to see what comes of my artwork when I have a short time limit and no particular plan for a piece.
In the short time I’ve been doing it so far, I’ve already seen some new styles show up on the paper and canvas. This then sparks new ideas for me to try during this project, along with ideas for larger new pieces as well.
I’m planning to check in and share my progress with a few more blogs throughout the project, but if you want to see what I’m up to day to day, you can follow along on Instagram. And if you want to be first to know when the new pieces will be listed for sale, be sure to sign up for my newsletter here >>>
Here are a few more pics of my favorites so far!