My back to school resolution of painting every morning during my “extra” hour is going great! I don’t always get to paint for the entire hour, as I sometimes have things to do before I leave the house, but I sit down Monday through Friday (and sometimes on the weekends too). I remember the advice Charlie O’Shields, Creator of doodlewash.com gave me when I interviewed him. “If you want to form a daily art habit you have to decide how much time you can devote to it and protect that time with your life.” And I’ve done that, turning down a walking date with a friend, and not using the time for my running.
Benefits to working every day at a set time:
- No need for the internal struggle to motivate myself
- More progress on my paintings
- More progress on developing skills
- I mentally stay “in” a painting and often work at other times too
Prints of my watercolor beach paintings are now for sale at shop.eileenmckenna.com. Take a peek!