If you have been reading this blog for a while, you might have figured out that I like participating in creative challenges (see here, here and here!). I find that they are a great way for me to get in a creative grove, to practice a new skill or just get better at one.
A week or so ago, I ran across a challenge that would run for 100 days instead of the usual monthly time limit. It is called #The100DayProject and started on April 6. The challenge is meant to be a creative one that you then post a picture about each day. As much as I loved the idea of extending a creative project for more than 30 days, I also was realistic in that 1) I know myself well enough to know I would get bored…30 days seems to be a good length for me, and 2) I have a ton of work on my to-do list right now that would have to come first.
So, I decided to take a different spin on the challenge and use it to focus on my blog and art business. I want to get back to making a full time living as an artist. I did it once, so I know I will be able to do it again!
I have three big goals for the 100 days, each with its own checklist. And some of those checklists will probably have their own lists as the weeks pass. I want to improve the blog, continue to paint and sell my handpainted zippered pouches, and have at least one (hopefully two) online classes ready to go by the time the July 14th end date happens.
Each day, I will pick one thing to work on…no matter how small the item is. Because, really, one step at a time! I tend to forget that little tidbit with all my planning. I like to have a goal but sometimes I am blind to all that needs to take place in order to get there. Well, here it is, written down and just waiting to be crossed off.
It is not a small undertaking but I’ve got 100 days to get IT to work! Any step forward is one in the right direction of making a full time income with my art. It might happen quicker or take longer. It’s fine either way. I just need to start! Wish me luck, my friends!
PS…the junque journal in the pictures is the one I made for this blog post.
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