|Framed A5 print|
|Framed A5 print|
This is the last day of my old lifestyle, from now on things are going to be a bit different.
No more excuses for not starting a project, no more unfinished pieces and most importantly, its time to try new things!
This applies both to my personal and work life, so I’ll be swapping tv shows, games and other such procrastination, for creativity or exercise. Not completely, just enough so that I grow to appreciate the free-time I actually do have, unlike before. I will allow myself to slip up a few times, its only natural to resist change, but as long as I remind myself that its ultimately for the best, all should be fine.
I figured January 1st was a good time to start, as one of my Christmas gifts this year was a page-per-day 2015 diary, which I can now use to track my progress – as nice as this blog is, there’s nothing quite like proper handwritten notes 🙂
You may be wondering why I’m telling you all this.
Well, I’m not too sure myself to be honest! I guess I just hoped that even if one person out there follows my journey, perhaps even feels inspired by it, I’d have a great reason not to stop.
Basically, now that I’ve said its time to change, on a blog that’s out there for all to see, there’s no going back….
Wishing you a very Happy New Year, hope it’s a good one!
So, it’s finally time for an exciting change I’ve been considering for quite a while…
My daily photo project went well, better than I could have hoped really. OK, so I didn’t quite manage a whole year of daily photos…*but* I did learn a lot and this little break has helped me refocus.
The photos I did take, one for every day of this year until May 5th, can be found here
I was foolishly staying up until around midnight most evenings, just to edit and upload a new photo before the day officially ended. Now that I stop and think about it, there really was no need to ‘rush’ at all, its supposed to be a positive challenge, not a punishment!
Also, with my creative work I seem to be having more ‘blank canvas’ moments than ever before, where the bright white of a page/monitor causes me to shut down and stare blankly for a while until I snap out of it and just chuck some colour down to fill the empty space.
As I’m sure you’ll have noticed, I’ve not been showing you my art recently and that is just not good enough – for anyone, including myself. Believe me, I have been doodling, sketching & drawing almost every day, its just the actual sharing part I’m struggling with. I did update my little self portrait, to match my current hairstyle (or lack of it haha), which you can find here, so that’s progress I guess?
What I think I’m trying to say with this post, is that I’ve finally taken a moment to stop and think. Art, creativity, photography etc should be positive things. Its time to stop forcing schedules on myself and just enjoy what I do. A little mistake in a drawing isn’t the end of the world, don’t give up and throw it away – learn from it!
Now I feel I can continue to share my creations, whatever they may be, without feeling like everything has to be perfect – time to have fun! 🙂
Thanks ever so much for reading this post, I feel much better now that I’ve typed it all out ^_^
I did it, I actually put up my first photo of 2014!
You can see it by following this link: Flickr
Thank you, take care x