The last few months have had me busy with business tasks that are not the most creative; which is okay.... that's just a part of small biz life. However, I realized how much I've missed being in the studio. I haven't been allowing myself the time to just enjoy the art process; without an end goal.
Discovering Yao Cheng's 31 day watercolor challenge inspired me to get back into the studio.
I have missed painting and drawing and just being creative for the sole purpose of play! Carving out time to do the things that bring back joy has brought back more fun into my mornings. I start out my work day now with these 5 minute paintings... sometimes I stay and paint a while longer, other days I keep it to the 5 minutes and it's really enough to set a tone of gratitude for my day. I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love and incorporate it into my work.
It's become a daily habit now, and somewhat meditative. I can give more to my "work day" and, in all honesty, I'm a better mama to my littles. Knowing I've done even one small thing just for myself fills me up so much.
Check out the one daily change in my routine, that helps me tackle the rest of my day with more energy and zero-guilt.
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Here's a sneak peek of a recent painting:
To join me on the watercolor challenge, you can follow along here: IG Watercolor Challenge
Also, I've linked some of my favorite supplies below since many have been asking. Let me know if you join the challenge; I'd love to see your work!
Brushes: Round Tip Variety Set
Paper: Watercolor Block Paper
Paints: Watercolor Travel Paint Set
What are the things that bring you happiness? Do you prioritize yourself and make sure that your tank is full? I'd love for you to comment below and share how you find time for daily joys!
- posted in Creative Studio