I wouldn't ever say that I didn't have a routine before this art challenge, but I definitely didn't go into the art studio EVERYDAY for two hours before. When I usually set out to try something daily...like try to lose weight or do yoga everyday it has never panned out. I have always given up or got distracted. I would lose momentum and go back to the same old thing.
What I'm teaching myself right now with this challenge is that you have to show up for yourself. Daily practices are hard and I don't know if I will be able to continue getting into the studio everyday after January 1st but what I will commit to is staying true to my ambition, being realistic on what I can achieve, and checking in with myself. I will ask myself: What do you want, where do you want to go, and how do you want to learn?
Isn't that what it's all about: to reflect, learn, and grow? At least, that's what art is for me.