This is what I tell my art students, "Do the work." I've been doing a lot of work lately, in my home, for my family, with our flip houses, and with YWAM Baltimore. But, I realized that lately, I haven't been putting in the time to do the work of creating for me, personally. I'm an artist and find that most of my life lends to being my canvas, but there are a few areas I want to put in the time of "doing the work" in a way that flexes specific muscles with discipline. I want to be more disciplined in writing and drawing or painting. So, I'm here, showing up at my computer to begin to write.
When I blogged for LoveFeast Table for eight years, I was writing at least 3-5 times a week. It's been a while since I've done that and to be honest, I'm rusty and feeling a bit unsteady about doing it again. Will I stay committed? Can I be disciplined enough? I'm going to try. I'm going to commit to writing 30 minutes a day. I can't promise I will have anything valuable to say, but I need the discipline. Will you hold me accountable?
The ONE School for Artists (an international art school YWAM Baltimore co-runs with YWAM Barcelona and YWAM Alesund) have a project called 1:Day. For 90 days the students commit to making one piece of art a day that is part of a larger concept. It might be a line of poetry, a daily portrait or a quick sketch. The practice of this is to show how a small minimal investment every day can make a body of work. It also gets our students into the rhythm of making art every day. I'm late to the beginning of the 1:Day because January was a big month of traveling, but it's better late than never.
Do you want to join me?
What will you make?