Daily doodling update

Daily doodling update

Daily doodling update 650 413 Consie Sindet

I am a fan of creative challenges. I usually participate in monthly ones as I tend to get bored easily. This year I decided to try to create a daily habit of doodling and challenged myself to add a simple doodle to my planner everyday. You can read about it here.

Daily doodling 365 day challenge to myself using the Get To Work Book planner • AtopSerenityHill.com #doodling #sketching #plannerWell, here it is, the beginning of June and I am done. I got bored and I no longer looked forward to adding in a design everyday. I tried to keep myself from getting antsy with the daily routine by using different pens and giving myself themes for some of the weeks. It worked…until it didn’t.

Daily doodling 365 day challenge to myself using the Get To Work Book planner • AtopSerenityHill.com #doodling #sketching #plannerSo why am I sharing with y’all my “failure” to complete the yearly challenge I set for myself? Because, like many of you, I started to get down on myself for not keeping up, for skipping days, for giving up. And that is ridiculous!

Daily doodling 365 day challenge to myself using the Get To Work Book planner • AtopSerenityHill.com #doodling #sketching #plannerWe creatives like to let that crazy voice in our heads get the better of us but I have decided to thank that voice for its opinion and stop doodling everyday anyway. I never want to hate making art. To continue to force myself to add marks in my planner when it no longer brings me joy is a crap use of my time and energy.

Daily doodling 365 day challenge to myself using the Get To Work Book planner • AtopSerenityHill.com #doodling #sketching #plannerI have watched so many artists online that are participating in challenges get so upset with missing a day or a week and feel like they are behind. There is no behind, there is only now. If the challenge stresses you, stop. If you miss a day, so what? You are not a failure…I am not a failure! Just pick up where you left off if you are loving the creative challenge. If you don’t love it, find a new challenge that sparks that joy in you and move on.

Daily doodling 365 day challenge to myself using the Get To Work Book planner • AtopSerenityHill.com #doodling #sketching #plannerWhat new challenge will I find? Who knows, but I look forward to giving myself the permission to try something new and see if it fits. If it doesn’t, then, oh well! Next! I encourage all of you to give yourself permission, too! After all, art is suppose to be our stress relief, not add to it.

Here are a few blog posts about past challenges I have done. Maybe one of them will spark your interest…

17 comments
  • Teres June 3, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Great advice and extremely poignant! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day 🙂

  • Susan June 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Great post! And your pages are just gorgeous. I bet you enjoy flipping through the pages, the variety and the color. Happy PPF

  • Linda K June 3, 2016 at 11:26 am

    love your pages and well said! I take on challenges if I’m inspired but if that inspiration begins to wane I let go of the challenge and don’t fret over it anymore. Happy PPF!

    • Consie Sindet June 3, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks, Linda! This is the first time I took on a challenge with such a long time line! But letting it go was freeing.

  • Lynn Richards June 3, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Great words..If it we get behind on a challenge who is there to berate us except for ourselves and that’s nuts!!!!! I have enjoyed seeing your doodles and look forward to what you come up with next.
    xo

  • Cindy Dauer June 4, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I agree! Do the thing until it doesn’t inspire you anymore, then find something else. You did make so many fun, pretty and cool doodles along the way!

    • Consie Sindet June 7, 2016 at 8:53 am

      Thanks, Cindy! I do like seeing what I made and who knows, maybe I’ll get inspired to add to them!

  • Nicole/Beadwright June 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    I love your pages. You are right art should just come. A short challenge is good and you accomplished that. Have a great weekend.

  • Claudia | ImagesByCW June 5, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Challenging yourself every now and then (at least) is – IMHO – a good thing. However, if a (!) gets overwhelming, boring, frustrating, ‘please add’ then you are right, let go and move on. I have had very similar experiences over the years, but now am really, really just focusing on my art. I am still linking with memes or participate in challenges, but on my own terms. Including my own Saturday Art linkup sARTurday, where everyone is encouraged to link up any and all form of art (as long as it can be displayed on the internet :)).
    Have a great rest of the weekend – via PPF (on a Sunday).

  • Kate June 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Well put! Be happy with all the days you did the challenge. And now enjoy whatever comes next!

  • Renee June 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I really like your style. My favourite technique is ink and watercolour! I especially love your dragonfly banner/header!

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Fran June 8, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Wonderful doodles.

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