So, at the beginning of 2019, I set myself the challenge of being creative everyday. The things on my creativity list include: loom band bracelets and charms, knitting, sewing, painting, drawing, colouring, etc. I’ve even included baking cakes in my list of creative things I do. My hope was that this would boost my mood. Unfortunately that hasn’t been the case. However, I do feel a sense of achievement for having completed a whole month of being creative, however basically, every day. Here’s a link to January.
I’m thinking that I’d like to continue doing this for the foreseeable future. I’d like to think that I can keep it up for a whole year, but I’ve already given up writing every day, so who knows.
As well as being a visual glimpse into my life, and what I do creatively each day, and as a way of trying to boost my mood and confidence, I hope that you enjoy seeing these creative projects. Sometimes these projects are quick and easy, others take a long time to complete. Part of the beauty of doing this challenge is that you get to see works in progress, and me trying new things – I don’t know how common it is for artists to show their works in progress, or even when they try new things and it doesn’t turn out right. It makes the artist feel very vulnerable and insecure (which is a problem for creatives generally – even on good days!).
Please let me know if you like seeing my creative journey; comments and likes make this sort of thing even more enjoyable and worthwhile.
How are your goals or resolutions for 2019 going?
Would you like to join me in taking being creative every day? Creativity can include art, crafts, creative writing. You don’t need to be brilliant – I know I’m not. Just try; you might even enjoy it! You can share photos of your creativity on my Hannah Kirk Artist Facebook page too, if you like.
Anyway, take care and happy creating!