Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Commit To Creating Every Day
This is not a demand I have of you. It is one that I have for myself. I find, especially when I travel for work, that I can let my creating fall by the wayside. I allow (yes, I take full responsibility) for all of the excuses to take over...I'm too tired; I don't have my craft room; Someone will see what I'm doing (if I'm thinking about doing something creative on an airplane or on a park bench)...you know, the regular excuses. So yesterday I decided I was done with the excuses! I have chosen one thing that I want to work on - trying to draw...or maybe I should frame it as "putting pen to paper in a visual way" - somehow even the word "draw" brings sweat to my forehead! It feels so intimidating! My commitment is to put pen to paper in a visual way to create pictures (or representations) of people...starting with myself. If I am brave, maybe I will share my first two pictures with you. The first one I did without looking down at the paper (which is quite obvious :) The second one I did without lifting my pen from the page and only looking down at the paper a couple of times. Both of the pictures are quite abstract...to say the least :) And, at least I am following through on my commitment! The best part? Each one has only taken about 5 minutes! I can't find an excuse to stop me from keeping this commitment! :)
Today I am sharing an art journal page I created for Paper Crafter's Library. For full step-by-step videos on how I created the page (yes, that is a dryer sheet that is giving texture to the background!), feel free to head on over to Paper Crafter's Library by clicking on the badge on the upper right-hand corner of my blog and become a member of PCL! I create a set of videos for the site each month with the hope of keeping your and my creative juices flowing!