I sort of tried the “Art Every Day Challenge,” for Novemember, but I never quite committed to it. I didn’t publicly join, as I did with National Blog Posting Month.
Which got me thinking about commitment and the value of publicly stating your goals. Clearly, they help.
I lasted a little over a week with Art Every Day Month, before other commitments intruded. Above is one of my Artist Trading Cards (ATC) I made during the first week. More than once, I went, oops, the day is almost gone and I haven’t made any art yet! ATCs to the rescue! They’re quick.
Artist Trading Cards are also easy, fun, and a good creative exercise. You could try them as a warm up before moving on to your “real” work.
For more on ATCs, see this website for a great summary.
The original site, by the artist who created ATCs, is here.
My ATC above is paper and PMC Sheet, all on an actual playing card.
Though I didn’t finish Art Every Day Month, my partial participation did get me thinking about goal setting for myself — making a certain number of pieces a month, for example.
How about you? How do you fit in time for art, especially if you work full time? Post a comment.
Want to make a commitment? Post that below too, tell the world!
My favorite book on the subject is “Making Room for Making Art.”