A year ago I decided to make creating art a bigger part of my life. Sadly for one reason or another I couldn't make the time for it. My previous job was a major time sink but really I feel like I could have and should have done more. Yesterday was my first day back to the drawing board so to speak. As the title of this states I'm excited to put pencil to paper and create. I'm simply discouraged by the results. I know that any great skill is accumulated over time and so I'll keep working at it day after day. For the longest time I've looked at all the beautiful artwork out there and said to myself "I wish I could do that!" Now my mindset has really changed to "Why can't I do that? What do I need to learn to make it happen?" I have this feeling in the pit of my soul that I wont be happy with my life if I'm not doing something creative. The commitment I wanted to make to myself is that I draw every day for 20% of the day. That means that out of 24 usable hours I practice my craft in some way shape or form for about 5 hours. I'm not sure that I'll have the time for that all things considered (bills to pay...work...bleh) so I'll settle for 2.5 hours plus more if time allows.
...and with that it's time to get back to it!