We get so bogged down with social media, e-mails and every other distraction in the mornings, when we should start each day being creative. I've decided I'm going to try and make a habit of beginning my work day with drawing or painting, anything creative to get me inspired to create more artwork. I've noticed that when I go to my computer first thing in the morning I can literally spend hours doing mundane work, or wrapped up in Facebook, Pinterest, etc. when I should save that for later in the day after I've created some new art. I go to these sites with the goal of working and promoting my art, or researching marketing strategies, but inevitably end up getting sidetracked into reading or looking at things that really have nothing to do with my art or business. By the time I realize what is happening the creative spark is dimmed and I've wasted valuable painting time.
No more!! It's time to break the cycle with a simple exercise of creativity first thing in the morning. Whether it's a drawing I can share as a coloring page, or a quick little painting, it's just so important to inspire myself first thing every morning. I hope this will also inspire all of you other creative person's to do the same. Let's start a movement to paint, draw, collage, whatever it is that you do for your art, let's do more of it! Share with me in the comments what you are doing, or going to do, to be more active in your craft each day. I will be sharing my "Morning Art Challenge" on this Blog and Instagram, so follow along with my journey and share with me and your audience your daily creativity with the hashtag #morningartchallenge. I look forward to seeing what every one is doing to inspire themselves and get the creativity flowing!
I woke up this morning at 5:00 am, which is early for me as I don't usually get up until 6:30-7:00 but I had a sinus headache and had to get up. As I was sitting in my studio, in front of the computer, I realized what a great opportunity I was missing out on to paint. I instantly shuffled my seat from the desk to the painting table and started creating; the picture above was my inspiration for this post and morning creativity challenge, so I'm going to name it "Morning Journey".
I'm also going to be offering these little bits of inspiration for sale, at least the painted one's; watch the collection grow daily Here.
4/21/2015 03:14:19 am
Wow. I think this is a great idea. So many painters out there that have never tried to paint a picture. Some of you might be amazed with what you come up with if you let the painting come from your soul.It's also quite fun! artbykathymitro.blogspot.com
4/21/2015 06:05:04 am
I think it will be a lot of fun for each of us, and also to see what other's create. Hoping it will inspire us all to be even more creative than before!!
4/21/2015 06:06:05 am
It's exactly what I needed too, Kim! When I made the decision to paint this morning I realized how inspired I was to keep on painting and minimize my computer time to only the necessity. Looking forward to what you create and share :)
4/21/2015 04:06:08 am
Great idea, count me in. I would love to paint in the mornings without getting sidetracked. The painting you've posted here is full of fun, lively energy.
4/21/2015 06:07:49 am
Ooooh I can't wait to see what you create tomorrow morning Theresa!! This mornings art challenge really helped to liven me up, it was just a free flowing painting experience where I just let the brush guide me and colors that would uplift and inspire me throughout the day, and it's working so far, I almost have another 24"x24" painting finished up!!
5/4/2015 05:06:38 am
Sounds exciting. I have some of your art on my wall now.
7/2/2015 05:28:46 am
Thank you Christine G.! I've been slacking a little on the morning art challenges, but will be getting to it again soon :) And thank you for being a MADART Collector!
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