I'm excited about the Sketchbook Challenge. At the same time I'm just a little nervous. I've always used my sketchbooks as a learning tool and a reference library. If it doesn't go down onto the pages of my ubiquitous little black sketchbook - the idea disappears out into the ether. These little black books will never go away - they are too necessary. They are a valuable part of my process.
But this is a challenge right? I'm ready to give myself a little nudge - a push - OK. Maybe a swift kick to the rear.
I don't expect to create a masterpiece - but I've been so in love with Melanie Testa's visual journals since the first time I saw them that I'm inspired to take a step in that direction this year. I'm going to play. I'm going to explore. I'm going to go a little deeper into this fabulous journey. Take a look at my first step.
How are you going to push yourself?
What is your fear? What is your goal?
Name one thing you are going to do NOW to push yourself.
The most important thing is to just start.
Or perhaps the most important thing is to give yourself permission to play.
None of us draw like Michelangelo the first time we pick up a pencil.
Not even Michelangelo drew like MICHELANGELO the first time he picked up a pencil.