Life has been a bit hectic these past few weeks, and this morning, one of my first thoughts was “I really miss sketching….” .Realizing I hadn’t sketched for almost two weeks made me come to this brilliant revelation…..
I should just DO IT!
The moment the idea to sketch crosses my mind, if I pick up my materials and just get to it, I am always happy I did. Although you can constantly improve at any skill you are trying to master, for me, sketching as close to daily as I can muster is not only sharpening my skills, it is also tapping into that wonderfully vibrant creative well.
So, being creative is not only a frivolous hobby, I would argue. To be creative, in whatever it is that is uniquely yours and yours alone, is HUMAN. Sound a little too grandiose? Take a look back at our species. Art? Creative expression? It is one of the earliest things we produced as a species, and it continues today.
Hungry for more? Danny Gregory wrote a great blog post on the importance of creating “art” called Why Art Matters. Awesome read, and if you don’t follow Danny’s blog, do it now. Inspiring stuff.
Stay tuned to hear about my new big project. I am very excited! I will give you a hint…it involves goats.
Happy Thursday. Make it a great (and creative) one!