Here’s my Wednesday check-in for Monica Valentinelli’s Make Art Not War challenge! As a reminder, these were my pledges for this year:
- I will devote one hour every night to creating, be it art, photography or writing, whichever I’m inspired by.
- I will spend one hour every night reading; a creative mind needs time in other creative works to be inspired!
- I pledge to engage my audience more through various social media outlets by checking in with them at least twice a week.
- If I don’t make my pledges, then I will hold myself accountable the following day and make up the time I didn’t spend.
I confess, I totally fell off the wagon the last half of January. Between the weather here in Houston playing merry havoc with my pain, as well as the emotional blow of losing a beloved friend — the creative energy simply wasn’t there. In the past, I’d mentally and emotionally flog myself for my failure, but I’m kind of over that kind of self-abuse.
Instead, I’m just going to pick up where I left off and carry onward. I’ve already got several blog posts prepped and will likely have a peppering of art, so everything is good in my book.