or should this really be titled Commitment?
I agonized over whether to commit to art every day month (AEDM). The truth is the only thing I do EVERY day is floss and brush my teeth (and I am the oral hygiene queen).
AEDM is only for one month, so I should be able to commit to that everyday, right? It doesn’t have to be elaborate art everyday.
So I went to Leah’s site and signed up. I had an idea – Every Day a Line – from reading about a workshop my calligraphy teacher Laurie Doctor teaches called Not a Day without a Line.
How hard could this be, I thought.
I decided I needed some structure so on day 2 I cut pieces of Arches text wove down to 14″w x 5″ h with the thought I would make a book and then have a 7″ x 5″ page for Everyday a Line
Day 3 I was crawling into bed with a sheet of my paper and my watercolor pencils
On day 4 I got that day 3 sheet wet, and I lettered on another sheet
This is part of a quote from Julie Daley’s conversation with Jamie Ridler on Creative Living. I am inspired to work with the entire quote on my AEDM sheets as the month goes on. You’ll have to check back to see the entire quote, or listen to Creative Living with Jamie.
Day 5 turned totally off topic when I was spending the afternoon in the kitchen preparing for dinner guests, and my apple pie became a work of art in itself.
Day 6 I rested…
Day 7 I continued my work with the quote.
This post and AEDM is as much, for me, about commitment as it is about creating art every day. Although I am not sure I will be close to Everyday a Line (day 8 is not over yet), I am inspired by the ideas I’ve begun to cultivate and I am committed to continuing the journey this month.
How is your journey with commitment?