Commitment and Art

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PMC Sheet Artist Trading Card

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.”

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2 Responses to “Commitment and Art”

  1. Tammy on 28 Nov 2007 at 8:00 am

    Boy, your post really got me thinking. It is so hard to squeeze time in for art every day, but it would be so worth it. I love the card too!

  2. Elaine on 28 Nov 2007 at 8:45 am

    Thanks Tammy!


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