Concise end of the month thoughts: I'm so glad I followed through on this. I need a break from doing this. I can't wait to more fully realize some of these. Overall: I call it a success.
So I've read about a million different inspirational, motivational articles or blogs or Instagram photos about creativity and habit-building - all boiling down, basically, to "Just do it." I'm trying to remember that not everything that results from a pencil touching paper needs to be perfect and precious - just that it needs to be finished before it can be anything. Trying to come back to the art of sketching or doodling and just letting that be where a bigger, more formed idea comes from. And that I need to be doing all that waaaay more often than I have been lately.
So for the month of March, I'm hand lettering one quote, or phrase, or song lyric, etc, each day. Nothing precious, nothing precise - just taking something that I like or that sticks with me, and transforming it by putting it on paper in my own way. So we'll see how that goes, though I'm really dedicated to sticking with it, because follow-through has always been my biggest hurdle.
These are just tidied up - upping the contrast and removing some of the more egregious smudges (the lefty struggle is real). Otherwise, they'll be just how they are in my sketchbook, for all intents and purposes "finished" but maybe a few could act as thumbnails for more labor-intensive pieces down the road. We'll see!
Obviously it's not to blog. I am the worst at regular blogging. I'm going to try again now, though! Because I'm revamping my website for the twelve billionth time.
So, at work I do keep busy, doing the designin' thing, making all sorts of posters and whatnot. And I've even been drawing lately (more on that soon)! But sometimes, outside of work, when life gets busy, those extraneous creative pursuits fall by the wayside in favor of Ben & Jerry's and consuming entirely too many episodes of television in one sitting.
Luckily for me, I have good friends who love coming up with ridiculous things for me to Photoshop for them. These creative excursions are the subject of this post.