I finished my first challenge which felt kind of pointless at times. After giving it some thought I realized it was not a waste of time at all.
First of all, I have a bad habit of starting things and never finishing them. I did not do that this time… go me!
Second, I have not drawn anything in several years. I’m more than a bit rusty to say the least. But I got some pen on paper and starting to warm up a bit. This got the ball rolling, so to speak.
Here are the rest of my drawings for my Post-It Note 30 day sketch challenge:
Nothing special, nothing fancy, but I am off to a good start I think.
One of the biggest challenges for me is deciding where to start or what to focus on.This holds true in all aspects of my life when I’m trying to get started on something I haven’t done in a while. It doesn’t matter if it’s drawing or cooking dinner.I am going to assume I am not the only one who struggles with this in their life so I will continue.
The answer is simple… Anything. It does not matter. Just pick something, anything, and JUST DO IT!
I have been thinking about getting back into drawing for several years now. Yes, you read that right, YEARS. My biggest constraint is lack of time. I work a lot so days, weeks, months, and even years, get away from me if I let them.My second constraint in getting started with anything is my stubborn ADHD brain that likes to get overwhelmed for no good reason.
This doesn’t mean that it isn’t important to me or that it’s not a priority. It just happens to be one problem that I haven’t come up with a solution to. It has literally been within the past few weeks that I have decided this is something that has to happen and it has to happen soon. The timing is pretty good with the weather getting cooler which mean less yardwork to do and fewer social activities.
So I am going to take my own advice and drawing something. No matter how insignificant or unimpressive it may seem.After all, I’m not entering it in an art show or trying to sell it to the highest bidder.I’m simply trying to get back into something that I love to do. Something that adds to my quality of life. Because at the end of the day, that’s what it’s really all about.
I decided to give Post-It Note sketching a try. This is something I’ve seen in the past but have never done. Below is my progression of daily Post-It sketches. Each took 10 minutes or less to complete.
My plan is to keep working on these every day to get back into drawing again. It’s not much, but it’s a start and for now that is all I need. I’ve considered joining some daily challenge groups. I’m still struggling with coming up with the subject matter for the day. I spend a good portion of my day just thinking of what I want to draw. Then only 5-10 minutes for the actual drawing.
Below are some links I found to help with daily drawing prompts:
I’m not an expert on life, or anything else for that matter, and I’m not a self-help guru. I’m just a middle-aged woman who finally feels like she has a handle on life. I’d like to share with you some things that have made a difference in my life. I’ll talk about all aspects of life and more importantly what I’ve been doing to improve my own quality of life.
My goal is to inspire others. Because without inspiration, without motivation, without hope… we are destined to fail.