I’ve decided what my 30-day challenge is going to be.
It morphed out of a friend’s Facebook post about 30 Characters 30 Days. That in turn, oddly enough, got me thinking about some self-exploratory art exercises I enjoyed in my favorite pregnancy book, Birthing from Within.
It’s an odd combo, for sure, but inspiration is like that. You just go along for the ride.
So for the 30 days of November, I’m going to carve out a little time every day for some free-association sketching, say over coffee or a glass of wine. I figure, why not give Id and Ego some colored pencils and see what they have to say?
This dovetails nicely with #6 on My List to Sue: “I will make time for more art in my life.”
Sue was always urging me to spend more time getting to know my inner artist. She said she saw a certain spark in me that she admired in her friend Barb, an accomplished painter. Sue was magical like that. She saw her friends and family through a rose-tinted filter of promise. Whether what she saw was true or not, the fact that she thought it—and was so sure about it—made you want to take that leap with her.
Wouldn’t it be nice if more of us could do that for each other? Who knows what we could accomplish …