Last week I wrote about cleaning out a cabinet that had lots of different types of papers in it. I was going to thrift them, but then decided to use them as play paper for some art projects. (Full post is here.) Well today I decided to paint on the other side of the papers that I had painted on Day 7. It’s so much fun to see how different they all turned out. I’m going to be using these papers in an art journaling book that I’ll be binding later this week. Since the pages will already have the background done, I’ll be able to use this book to play with creating more finished art work like the mixed media girls I’m wanting to paint, but have been avoiding doing recently for no good reason. Time to start pushing through some of that resistance!
In the meantime I’m going to finish up this project this week as my brain is going into overdrive with other art projects that I’m wanting to do! Doing some sort of creative project for myself each day is doing exactly what I had hoped it would- reignite my creative passion and generate more and more ideas!
This new creative habit combined with my word of the year, completion, is really helping me to focus on starting and finishing projects. This is no small accomplishment given I have a very active monkey brain that is sometimes challenging to keep focused on something. But knowing I’m showing up everyday in my studio to work on something for a small amount of time is seeming to help me focus on some longer term creative goals. I may not finish things in a linear fashion, but I am finishing projects in the past 10 days- big and small. I’m excited to see what the next 355 days of creativity bring!
How do you focus your mind to finish your creative projects?