15 minutes a day
You may have noticed that I’m currently having a great deal of difficulty fitting my art into my current schedule. My other commitments are crowding it out and at the end of the day when I have finally completed everything I HAVE to do, there is just nothing left for me to put into my art. It is getting left behind.
So what happened to all my big plans? What about all those daily inspirations that crowd my brain on a regular basis? Well, I obviously need to make some changes.
First step is I’m taking the plunge to try and complete Melissa Dinwiddie’s 15 minutes a day challenge. I’m going to try to spend at least 15 minutes a day entirely on my art. Because sometimes I just need to tie myself to a chair and force myself to enter the world of creativity and, before I know it, I’m off and running with some crazy project.
One of the big hurdles I place in front of myself when starting a piece of art is ‘I don’t think I’ll have time to finish it right now, so I won’t start it, otherwise it will just become another one of my uncompleted projects’. Why should I worry about uncompleted? At least they are started and exist and aren’t forgotten in the cobwebs of my brain. I live with so many guilt trips surrounding what I have and haven’t done with my art. It is painful. I started dropping some of them last year and it freed up my style and promoted my efforts. Apparently I need to drop some more to increase the flow.
So…15 minutes a day…want to join me?
(finding my way)
Hooray Liz! Yes yes YES!
I’m so glad you’re taking the 15 minutes a day challenge. It has made an enormous difference in my own life.
I totally get that “I won’t have time to finish so why start” feeling. I’ve been amazed, though, at how much I’m able to achieve with just a 15-minute commitment.
I confess that frequently I go well beyond 15 minutes, but for me, limiting the *commitment* to only 15 is the key to doing anything at all. It’s brilliant, really! I’m grateful to Michele Theberge for the inspiration to try it in the first place. 🙂
Keep us posted with how it goes! Oh, and btw, I’m working on a goody that will help us 15 Minutes-A-Day challengers stick to our commitments, so watch for that on my site…
Yes, I want to join you. Although I have gone through so many challenges that I could not complete (including your Drawing Lab challenge, still feel guilty about it :(), I think it wouldn’t hurt to try again.
You are right that we should at least start doing something no matter we can complete it or not. The first step is very crucial and it may bring great things to us.
I’m going to start it right now.
Thanks for the inspiration 🙂