FAQ: The GUT's 30-Day Drawing Habit
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Hello, Grown-Ups Table members and GUT-curious folk.
Here are answers to commonly asked questions about the Grown-Ups Table and the 30-Day Drawing Habit.
Where can I access help?
Hopefully, most of your questions are answered below.
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What is the GUT’s 30-Day Drawing Habit?
The 30-Day Drawing Habit introduces the life-changing, world-transforming power of daily drawing (and painting, doodling, and general making) into your life. It will also give you the tools to maintain a practice long after the 30 days. What makes the Grown-Ups Table (GUT) program different from every other art and drawing program is that we do it together in community. And not just any community. The GUT community is the best, most creative folks in the world - just the kind of safe, supportive space where we can take a leap and grow.
What is the GUT’s 30-Day Drawing Habit exactly? It works like this: For 30 days, I send out fun, accessible, evidence-based art lessons and 10-minute drawing prompts to give you everything you need to do to establish a daily creative routine. Every day, you draw for 10 minutes, then share your drawings in the Grown-Ups Table chat. There, you’ll meet other like-minded creative folks from all backgrounds and skill levels and receive tremendous encouragement, accountability, and community. (It’s kind of the best.)
When and how do I get my prompts?
I send inspiration and prompts via email (or, what I call, a “dispatch”.) You can also view the dispatches on Substack’s website or in the Substack app. Typically, I send out 30-Day Drawing Habit dispatches weekly, though sometimes they arrive more frequently.
I am not getting my GUT emails; what should I do?
How do I share my drawings with the GUT community?
The GUT community shares our drawings and supports one another in The GUT Chat. Substack’s Chat area is a different feature and is separate from the comments section below each dispatch. It is a different space where we can post images and reply to each other. And it is exclusively for paying GUT members. You can access the chat feature on the Substack website or within the Substack app. Here’s how.
How to access The GUT Chat via the Substack APP (aka on a MOBILE device):
If you haven’t already, download the Substack app
Look for the double speech bubble icon - that’s the Chat feature.
Click on the DrawTogether with WendyMac collection of threads. You should see my face and the DrawTogether logo.
There is a chat thread for each drawing prompt. The latest is always at the bottom, or scroll up to find the one you want to contribute to. Click on the note from me or the reply box to jump into the thread.
At the bottom of your screen, you will see “Add a reply…”. First, click the landscape icon to add a photo of your drawing. Then, add any text you like. Click the arrow, and your contribution is now in the thread!
Write some text if you want, click the arrow, and voila! You shared your drawing with the GUT community!
How to access The GUT Chat via the Substack WEBSITE (aka on a DESKTOP):
Go to Wendy’s Substack home page at club.drawtogether.studio. Click on “Chat” in the top menu.
This takes you to the Substack Chat.
Click on Wendy MacNaughton’s face on the left. This is where the GUT chat threads live.
There is a chat thread for each drawing prompt. The latest is always at the bottom, or scroll up to find the one you want to contribute to. Click on the chat thread you want to open.
At the bottom of your browser window, you will see “Add a reply…”. First, click on the landscape icon to add a photo of your drawing. Then, add any text you like. Click the arrow, and your contribution is now in the thread!
Still a little lost? It can be confusing at first, but you’ll get the hang of it fast. More information on using Substack’s Chat is here. The GUT community is the heart of the Grown-Ups Table and well worth the effort, I promise!
I shared my drawings in the chat but I can’t see them! What’s up?
Sometimes our GUT community shares so many images that the system has trouble displaying everything. While you might not be able to see your work, others can! Substack is working on fixing this glitch.
If you’re having technical issues with Substack, please contact email@example.com. They are responsive, helpful, and ready to assist.
The 30-Day Drawing Habit is for paid subscribers only. (Nobody turned away for lack of funds. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a GUT scholarship.) Paid GUT subscribers have access to the 30-Day Drawing Habit prompts and GUT community, including the GUT Chat.
To see your subscription status, you must sign into Substack in a browser, not via the app.
Click on your profile avatar
Click on Settings.
Scroll down to Subscriptions, then click on Draw Together with Wendy Mac.
You should be at the Manage Your Subscriptions page, where there is information about your subscription.
If you believe you have a paid subscription, but it does not show up as paid here in the status or you cannot access comments and chats, please contact email@example.com.
Anything we haven’t addressed here? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to get back to you, stat. So happy to have you at the Grown-Ups Table!
wendy and the DT/GUT team