I made a promise to myself a bit ago. That every morning I would devote at least 15 minutes to a “me” project. Not one that must be done for a deadline, not a customer order, just something for me. A little bit of playtime to start the day off right.
The last few mornings I’ve been working on a painting. I had no idea where this painting was going when I started the background, I just painted the background sky. The next day I added in some grass. This morning I spent a bit more than 15 minutes on it, but had fun and that’s the entire purpose of this promise to myself. To start every day with a bit of creative fun to get things flowing.
Somewhere along the way, this painting decided it wanted to be of an abandoned row boat in a field. I’ve got some ideas for tomorrow morning, but for today this is how far I’ve gotten:
I find myself taking lessons from my drawing class and trying to convert them over to painting. But I have no expectations of this play time…..I’m not trying to create a masterpiece, I’m not trying to create a major statement, I’m just playing!
And learning that playing is fun!
On the other side of the coin, there is a group I belong to, and we’re doing a Fractured Quilt Challenge. My fabrics for the flower petals are dyed now and I thought you might like to see what they look like.
So, what can you do for 15 minutes a day, every day, to add a little bit of fun in your life and spark your creative juices flowing?