4.27.17// Day 24/100 #the100dayproject
For the past 24 days I've been participating in the #The100DayProject (you can follow along on Instagram). This year I decided I didn't want to put any parameters on my art making, but rather I just wanted to get back into the habit of creating something every day whether it be a quick sketch or doodle, a painting, a piece of digital art ... really, whatever my heart desired for the day.
This piece stretched me far out of my comfort zone, which felt really good. My hope was to combine my my doodles with a loose painting style, which is not what I am familiar with at all. I made myself, even in the most uncomfortable times, push through and get it done!
Something I've learned over the years is that we usually give up before we even give ourselves the opportunity to begin. We often feel defeated or overwhelmed by just starting the process, and find it even harder to commit and follow through. But somewhere between the flashes of doubt and bursts of excitement, the mess and the chaos of the creative process - is where the magic lies. And so I often, over and over again, have to retrain myself to show up and push through, even in the most challenging of times. Some days are hard, some days are easy, but at the end of it all, the satisfaction of committing and following through out weighs giving up, over and over again.