Making meaningful connections has been high on my priority list since diving head first into my artistic journey last year. I’ve always felt so isolated, like I have to do everything by myself and that sharing is somehow giving something away, something you can’t get back. I’ve come to realise how important it is to find people you connect with, people you can chat to about your hopes, fears, dreams, business plans, crazy-ass wild ideas!
I recently bought Kelly Rae Roberts’s e-book and with it got access to a group full of lovely ladies with similar goals. I feel I’ve really clicked with some of them and it’s exciting to support each other on our journeys to becoming creative business goddesses!
The other day Stephanie from Two Raggy Doodles shared a really inspiring TED talk (when are TED talks ever not inspiring, right?!! They always make me feel so excited and like the world is a better place!).
As a result she came up with the Art101 Challenge. Me and a group of artists are going to challenge ourselves, and set a specific individual goal, to create art over the course of 101 days and support each other in doing so.
I am umming and ahhing a bit about my specific challenge. Some people are doing 101 artworks in 101 days, but I know that is too much for me at the moment (see my previous post about self-care and taking a step back from doing too much!). I think I will aim for around 2 artworks a week, which rounded up would be 30 artworks in 101 days. Doable, yet it will push me to actually create and finish things in a deliberate way.
The challenge starts on 1 June and I’m so excited!! I’ll be adding a page with links to all the participants shortly. I will be keeping you up to date with progress on my blog and on social networks (I post most often on Instagram with current works in progress, so you can follow me on there).