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.