Make an illustration for each day of the week of something that happened that day, that stood out, that says something about your day.
As I see my creative challenge as a journey of growth, I plan to shortly evaluate each challenge after each week by asking myself three questions:
What was fun?
Taking the time to draw and doing what I love to do. And starting with a blanco page and see how it developed into an illustration. Also realizing that most of what I was drawing were probably things I wouldn’t necessarily remember for the rest of my life, if it weren’t for me capturing the moments now.
What was difficult?
I found it hard to find time each day. I captured some days the day after, or was drawing after midnight to accomplish my challenge. Basically life is busy without extra challenges, so adding something that needs some time every day was something requiring some effort from my side. The second hard thing for me to do was to switch of my self-criticism. For example I wasn’t that happy with day 3 and 4 in terms of results.
What did I learn?
My best work comes from when I feel happy and inspired. More than on the result I should be focused on having fun, where normally the result will follow as a function from the process. Also, putting a little effort and time in something will bring you quite far. No time is never an excuse. It’s always a matter of setting priorities.