- Draw a container where your cactus will live. This will get your creative juices flowing! Think: pot, vase, coffee pot, wine glass, anything.
- Draw a cactus! There are so many different species of this plant, anyway you doodle it… you can’t go wrong.
This little dino has changed! With some art, I like to plan out and calculate. Other times the spontaneity and randomness of doodling, putting ideas down right when you think of it is way more fun. You enjoy the moment, and it isn’t about the end result anymore. It’s about the process.
Sometimes painting can be wayyy intimidating! But I think that happens from wanting it to turn out a certain way. If you just enjoy and explore new techniques without a certain expectation it can be way more fun. Especially if you are in a spontaneous mood!
Working with acrylic paint makes this easy- drys quick, and if you don’t like it.. paint over it. 🙂 I’m thinking of making this dinosaur into a series… or even a little story! He has personality. I like it!
This is a painting I’ve been working on for a while! I work on it a little at a time, come back to it. Paint over it, come back. It’s taken a turn… and I like where it’s headed.
Sometimes you just have to trust the process and enjoy painting. When I teach art lessons, frustration comes when people don’t trust the process- their focus is on the end result. You really can’t judge the end result 20 minutes into a painting. Even with a few hours, this has totally taken an awesome turn. Pumped to see where it goes!
One of your favorite bands comes to town, and the concert is sold out. You had no idea they were coming, and it’s happening tonight. You happen to be free.
Doodle on your calendar!
Passion planner is a cool product I ordered a while back on kickstarter. For visual people, it’s great- you can outline goals, projects, and roadmaps and see the progress you’ve made over time. It can be an effective tool to use. But, you can have all the tools in the world for the goals in your head- but having the discipline to sit down, and crank out what you want to do is really what you need… not a fancy planner. Although I love fancy planners 🙂