As the New Year approaches, it's a perfect time to regroup and reflect on our business and the goals we want to make for the upcoming year.
I spent the month of December listening to Bonnie Glendinning The Thriving Artist online summit while working on our Christmas ornament collection. Bonnie interviewed a wide range of creative experts in the fields of licensining, art lawyers, authors, art coaches etc. I find it so inspiring to listen to other creatives talk about their process and work style.
Listening to these interviews while painting the ornaments, I felt like I was getting two things done at once. Learning and working...it was a win win.
One particular interview struck a chord with me. They mentioned that every artist should find or make the time to sketch for at least 15 minutes a day. It made me stop and think....Why don't I? It doesn't seem like an impossible thing to do. We do plenty of sketching when designing a holiday collection but imagine all the ideas we could come up with sketching every day.
So one of the goals this year is to do just that. I'm going to set aside 15 minutes a day to just sketch. If you are like me and get a little intimidated about sketching directly into a nice sketch book (it sometimes feel so permanent) then I might just doodle on blank paper first before transferring the ideas into the book. I like doing it that way because I tend to write down thoughts while sketching, create random doodles and shapes...I end up all over the place.
I will keep you updated on how it goes.
What are some ways you keep your creative juices flowing each and every day? Please share!