This time last year I was on my third #100dayproject and I've missed the challenge it gave me.
Finding a thing to do 100 times without getting bored or demotivated forces you to reach corners of your brain you'd never think you'd go. It also creates new pathways to these areas to get there faster.
Instead of playing catch up, I'd create a new challenge for myself and an open-ended one at that.
I am tentatively going to be livestream once a week on Tuesday from 7:30PM-9PM MST. With one overarching goal:
To be creative even when one doesn't want to be.
During it, I will spend an hour working through a new sketchbook. No real plans as that will kill a sketchbook. I want to show how I ideate, succeed, or fail. I want to also show, it isn't glamorous and you will likely have a lot of boring pages in a sketchbook. Which is okay!
The last 30 minutes will be a more casual portion where I have a five minute drawing challenge. Which is to draw as many of one thing as you can in five minutes. One of my favorite creative exercises that I picked up.
To keep myself more challenged, I'd like to create a weekly video series that addresses creative roadblocks I encounter and interesting creative experiments I may embark on.
It will be very hard and exhausting.
I've heard and I've given many excuses. Unfortunately, that's all they are, excuses. We can work through these excuses and begin to rewire how we approach things that interest us. Or find what doesn't interest us.
I get it! I work full-time looking at code. I hardly want to do much after work. Though what I get out of some of my projects is impossible to describe through words and worth the challenge.
Pick up a sketchbook and join me next Tuesday! Let's finish our sketchbooks together and create a little more happiness around us.
Let's stop making excuses and start doing the things we want.
Draw with me on Youtube!