I’m going to have all kinds of time to try and make up the rest of the month due to some necessary errands.
I haven’t really shared this much but I track my time and keep it here in WordPress on a plug-in I created myself. A simple plugin that honestly could be reproduced almost anywhere, but I lack the time to do so.
I call it my personal artwork database, which isn’t quite accurate, it’s not a database of artwork but of art time. I’ll have to change the name.
What I like about it is that I can look back over the months in years past and try to do better than that month. For example I want to put in more than 65 hours this March so I can top my time from 2017. It’s a reminder of what I’ve accomplished and great intensive to do better each month. Always striving to beat my previous, a little better every month and every day.
So if you’re new to my blog, or if you’re not, look at the numbers above and notice the months that are super low like August 2018 (Kidney transplant that month, just saying, haha) then look at my paintings. If you think they are good, then you can see the power of a habit repeated every single day. With only one rule. At least 30 minutes of art a day, every day, for the rest of my life.
By the way, its the worst months that I feel the most pride for. Those are the months where life really challenged me, yet I didn’t miss a day. I stuck with it no matter how bad I felt, or how busy I was, I did my art.
What went well?
I knew I would have a super busy day so I planned my art early!
What didn’t go so well?
Super busy day and only one hour of art.
What did I learn and/or how can I do better?
Read a lot from Peak from Anders Ericsson and the chapter “Principles of Deliberate Practice in Everyday Life” has been super enlightening!