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Eight days in the sketchbook


After seven days straight of working in my sketchbook every morning at the same time, this morning I said to myself, “I don’t feel like it. Maybe later.” So, I grabbed my kindle, which opened up to Gretchen Rubin’s book, “Better than Before,” and the words,

“Scheduling makes us far more likely to convert an activity into a habit.”

How could I not put down the kindle and pick up the sketchbook? So today, I’m celebrating and sharing my eighth day in a row of sketching. Here’s to my new creative habit (almost).

Read this post to learn why I’m working hard to cement my creative habits: Creative Habits and Gretchen Rubin’s book

Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

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7 thoughts on “Eight days in the sketchbook

  1. I agree about scheduling ~ congrats on your 8 days in a row. I haven’t been able to comment on all of your posts, but I see so many wonderful things you’re up to – the Spoonflower garden fabric and loads of patterns. I love the swimming girl, too! Great stuff. Keep it up! Yey!

  2. Keep up the awesome sketches!! You CAN do it, Eileen!!! 🎉🎉🎉

  3. Habits take time and effort to create, unfortunately they are easily broken. Congratulations on doing another day you will be glad you kept up with this habit.

    • You are right – it’s amazing how hard they are to build and how easy they are to break. I’m a runner and have been struggling there as well. It’s amazing how all the positive habits are tied together. When you are doing well in one area, you can do well in another – but when you break one, you start breaking them all.

  4. Pingback: I’ll admit it…There aren’t any daily creative habits going on here :( | my creative resolution

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