We all need lives
infused with creativity,
no matter what your lifestyle is like.
Think of this art challenge as a way to get yourself to commit to doing something creative and artistic every day. While the physical act of creating and drawing allows all ages to improve and work on fine motor skills, coordination and vision, the meditative aspect can help you release your inner thoughts and fears and keeping an art journal gives you a safe space to do that.
It’s also a way to break up the monotony and stress of your day to day. Studies have shown that drawing relaxes the amygdala — the fear center of the brain — and allows your mind to get the rest it needs. Giving this part of your brain an occasional break helps reduce your overall stress and I don’t know anyone that couldn’t benefit from less stress.
- You don’t need any real artistic skills to participate in this challenge, only enthusiasm and the desire to create a daily creative habit in your life. The idea behind this isn’t to come out of the challenge ready to replicate Masterpiece works of art or be Disney’s next lead illustrator, but rather to integrate creative habits into your everyday life.
- Use any medium or materials that you want. I personally have a spiral-bound hardcover sketchbook that’s about 6″ x 10″ and I like to use pencil, charcoal, colored pencils and pastels. You could also translate the prompts using paints or other substrates/canvases as well. There’s really a lot of freedom in this challenge.
- Draw (or create) something every day inspired by the prompts, in any way that you interpret them.
- Share (or don’t) in our FB group, Constantly Creating, & on social media with #ConstantlyCreatingArt
How to sign up:
For this *free* mini challenge you can follow along and sign up in our virtual classroom: HERE!
I can’t wait to see what you create!