30-Day Drawing Habit: LAST TWO DAYS
Draw through the finish line!!
Three words for you:
Today is day 29 of our 30-Day Drawing Habit. (Or 28, depending on how you started.) Either way, this is our last Sunday dispatch before we cross the finish line. And holy smokes, I am so impressed with you. With us.
When I look at the thousands of drawings and comments in the GUT chat and see how you GUT members are pushing yourselves, cheering for each other, cracking open new creative dimensions, feeling more confident in your own artistic practice - I get a little weepy. This experiment is way more meaningful than I ever imagined.
If tomorrow is your 30th day - huzzah! Tuesday? Double huzzah! Either way, we are “drawing through he finish line”: On Tuesday you will receive a big finish-line congratulations and reflection. Basically a congratulatory GUT-pony in your inbox. Please keep your eyes open for it.
But we still have two days. These two days are all about building a bridge towards sustaining our own drawing practices. I have a little assignment for you to help.
First! For folks who have participated in the GUT’s 30-Day Drawing Habit, I want to hear how this process has been for you. Remember that Pre-GUT-30-Day survey you so generously filled out? Well, it’s time for the Post-GUT-30-Day Survey. I know it’s only day 28, but whatever. You can wait till day 30 if you want. But either way, please take 3 minutes to tell me how you think this 30-Day Drawing Habit experiment has impacted you. You will HELP CREATE ART-KNOWLEDGE FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL OF HUMANITY. :) One lucky survey-filler-outer will get a box filled with my favorite art supplies. (Make sure you include your email in the survey.)
Reflection: Week 4 of the 30-Day Drawing Habit
This past week we focused on Drawn Journaling - AKA using drawing and writing to pay extra attention our days, which is to say our lives. We looked at art by Maira Kalman, Raymond Pettibon, Lauren Redniss, and Shirin Neshat. We took a page from patron saint Lynda Barry, sparked our memories and spilled it all out on the page.
The results are phenomenal. If you want to see for yourself, check out the chat.
Now, here’s what I didn’t tell you: it’s nearly impossible to keep that assignment to 10 minutes. (MWAHAHAHAHA.)
After all the regular drawing you’ve been doing, you were ready for it.
After 4 weeks of daily making, you are already in the drawing habit. Your brain is primed. It’s in your body. You’re getting looser more quickly. Once you start, you likely dive deep into process way faster than you did when we started. Less expectations. More in the moment. That’s called flow. And friends, that’s what we’ve been cultivating this whole time. You’ve been learning new tools and building creative muscles without even noticing it…
On that note, let’s move your drawing-muscled self into our last two days with a very special final assignment: