"An artist is an explorer. He has to begin by self-discovery and by observation of his own procedure. After that he must not feel under any constraint."
How do you know if you've actually done any creative work today, if you can "check the box" on your color-coded bullet journal? What counts? How often do you really and truly get INTO your work and fall in love with what you are doing? No matter the results?
“It is how we choose what we do, and how we approach it, that will determine whether the sum of our days adds up to a formless blur, or to something resembling a work of art.”
Want to get better at your art? Do more of it. The magic, if anything, is making that playtime an integral part of your life. I know, easier said than done. There are so many forces competing for our time. So grab your compass and set your GPS trajectory toward acrylic paint or collage or urban sketching and show up at your page every few days. That's it. In between drawing/ painting/ collaging sessions, think of something to do in your next drawing/ painting/ collaging session. Or maybe do the same thing. Whatever. Try to simplify your expectations so that you actually get in to your journal and work more often.
The Circle Workshop helps you do just that.
It is easier to get to work - and keep your ideas flowing - when you create on a regular basis. The blank page - or card - becomes so darned ordinary that you don't let it stress you out. It's part of your art, the starting point.
PS. Michelle at Lost Coast Post wrote a post sparked by this idea, including, "I Work In Teeny, Tiny Time Frames: Sometimes, I only have 15 uninterrupted minutes at a time to sit and work on a project."
If YOU write a blog post about this topic, let me know, OK?