I started this post off with a long winded story about why I want to try to participate in the #The100DayProject, how it aligned with my one word and how it could improve my creative practice – all of which I believe would happen if I participated.
But the truth of the matter is, consistency is something I struggle with…HARD. It manifests itself in basically every part of my life.
Unsuccessful bedtime/morning routines.
Doctor, car and dentist appointments.
Watering the plants.
Following up and following through.
None of these things really come naturally to me.
And you know what? Sometimes making doesn’t either. Making is hard work, just like being consistent is work. Picking up the pen, smearing a thick layer of paint, curating the colors – It takes an incredible amount of effort to take an idea and translate it to something that your audience can digest.
Sometimes, you create something that mediocre the first time. Most times, you create twenty-seven pieces of crap. Then, you get to the twenty-eighth and think, “Oh, THIS is what those twenty-seven were for.” Finally, you forgive yourself and just keep making.
So, that is the goal. Just draw the thing. All 100 of them, knowing full well that some will be crap, some will be better slightly elevated crap and the process will be worth the struggle of being consistent.
I’m hoping that drawing #100suedles will allow for the beautiful kind of mess, the kind that goes along with creative growing pains.
Because practice makes something, amirite?
Thanks to some of my favorite lady-makers (Amma, Mal, Becca and Carol – participating in a bigger challenge!) for inspiring me to take this on & offering to keep me accountable. I hope you know what you have gotten yourselves into. 🙂