So I mentioned that I wanted to do more drawing and painting this year, this is how I hope to achieve that:
Do one drawing/sketch per day, to be collected in a Blurb book at the end of the year. I hope by having an actual purpose at the end, that will help me keep at it. Otherwise it would be too easy to skip a day (or two, or a week). It is important not to break the chain!
In a similar project I am also going to take photos every day, so I can make another book with those at the end of the year.
To help me stay on track with these two projects, I have set up a Google spreadsheet, so I can have a visual 'proof' of the (hopefully!) unbroken chains. Apart from the actual drawings and photos, of course.
Originally, I meant to have monthly themes for the drawings and the photos, but I have scrapped that. It is too restrictive. Although, sometimes restrictions can release some very creative results. That's not to say that I won't follow a theme if one tickles my fancy. But especially where the photos are concerned, I want to see if any recurring images or themes appear through the course of the year.
I aim to finish at least one painting a month. Big or small is not so important, what is important is that they are Finished.
I hope this will be a year of committing to art more than I have before. And so , although the drawings/photos/paintings are a result in themselves, what is even more important is the process of doing it. I hope that makes sense...
Maybe some/one of you would like to do a similar year-long project? I'd love to have a 'buddy' to help me stay accountable! ;-)