Do You Think We Want to Make Any New Year's Resolutions to Help Us With Our Painting?

As I type this post my hand is jiggling a bit because I am on the treadmill.  I might be trying to get a jumpstart on losing the 20 lbs I might be making a new year's resolution to lose.

Do new year's resolutions work for you?  I never follow through on my resolutions.  I prefer problem solving thinking stratagies to help me accomplish my goals. Once I understand what I think is in the way of me working toward my desire, I try to work or chip away at my roadblock(s).

To recap some of the approaches I've talked about to get more artwork done this year:

1. Finding a spot and a desk to leave set up with your art supplies so you can begin painting whenever you have a spare moment

2. Downsizing your art supplies so you can keep them in a small pouch and grab them when you want to paint somewhere besides your house. 

3. Changing your thinking about your making art from something you do as an after thought to something its necessary and legitimate  to sit down and do often.

4. Getting yourself to understand that drawing and watercolor painting are skills you need to practice to improve and that being a good painter is NOT only for "talented" artists. 

5. Join a group or sign up for a class you can attend often can motivate you to paint more often because you have like minded people to show your work to. 

Have you discovered anything this year that helped you make more artwork? Please share it with me and my blog readers. 

 

 Here is an English thatched cottage for you to print out and customize with your choice of paints and color.  

Here is an English thatched cottage for you to print out and customize with your choice of paints and color.  

I wish you a very happy, healthy, colorful 2018 with lots of painting time for you!