I have one big goal for the new year.
I am painting every single day in 2016. I don’t usually paint every day because with running a business, I have a lot more things to do than just to paint but this year I am going to make time to paint every day.
I can hear you ask why? Well, I am an extremely slow painter. Because it usually takes me a month to complete a commission, I wasn’t earning as much as I should so I wanted to practise to paint faster without compromising quality. I hope that this project to paint a piece just for an hour daily will force me to learn how to paint faster, to be a confident painter basically. I have the whole year to commit so I hope that at the end of the year I will be able to paint a beautiful portrait in a week or two!
I won’t be doing this alone. I signed up to a course run by Crystal Moody, called A New Year of Creative Habits. I am in Facebook group with the rest of participants and it has been fantastic so far introducing each other and sharing our pictures. I am also receiving well-written, motivational and inspiring emails from Crystal herself.
I will be painting still life, foliage or portraits with oil or watercolour, and sharing pictures across social media, my Instagram mainly.
Knowing that I will be needing some days off sometimes in the next few months due to our big move this February, I gave myself a permission to draw if time is limited and I did! Whilst out house hunting on the other day, I managed to draw something for 15 minutes on the train and it felt good to be able to be creative everywhere. Challenging myself to draw in public last September is proving useful!
I would love to have a weekly project as well but I haven’t thought about what it is going to be. Do you have a big goal this year, and what is it?