Perhaps this wasn’t the best time to start a new challenge. I was in a middle of re-branding/restructuring my business and was already short on mental capacity to take ANYTHING on, let alone a daily practice that would take a chunk of time from my already busy schedule.
There was self-doubt and some resistance but, in the end, I followed the desire and stepped right in.
After all, last year I’ve promised myself to make art daily and the accountability factor was enticing (I needed it badly as I was slacking with my on and off practice for months now).
But even more importantly, I remembered that my goal this year was to balance hard work with pleasure and self-care…and making art is both pleasure and meditation for me. I knew I had to stop making excuses and just walk the walk.
After 31 days, and as many drawings, I’m glad I took part. Yes, it was challenging, to both find the time and inspiration on the spot.
But perhaps that’s the point – the discovery that we can, no matter what, come up with something, anything, to propel us forward, while gaining a sense of purpose, direction, and fulfillment.
Bonus win: 40 new followers gained on Instagram!
The amazing thing is that just one month later I have all these pages filled with ink, and love. Just by showing up every day, with or without the muse, and surrendering to the process of making, I’ve added to my portfolio, strengthen my skill, and restarted my creative practice that was going stale.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love, it will not lead you astray. ~Rumi