Whew! 365 days done dude! I have to tell you that the creative habit (drawing part) was probably the easiest part of this project. If you are thinking about doing a year of creative habits next year, go for it. It is not that difficult to spend a few minutes each day doing something creative.
For me, the difficult part was the blogging (the writing part) and all the extra, little stuff I added to my plate along the way. There’s a feeling that you have to make each day better than the last and continue to take things to the next level. That’s where it gets difficult and stressful. Try not to do that to yourself. Keep it simple. Know that you’ll have ups and downs, ebbs and flows.
I have a lot of people who helped me get to day 365. Maybe the best part of that is many of these people weren’t in my life one year ago and now they are encouraging and inspiring me every day. Big, huge thank you’s go to…
- my husband, Thaddaeus Moody, who believed in me and this crazy idea from the very first moment. He always dreams bigger than I do and helps me put myself out there.
- my mama. She’s my rock. I know she’s reading, watching, and cheering me on, no matter what.
- my kids. To Clara for inspiring this whole project with her artwork and free spirit. To Eli for demonstrating focus and diligence and being the hardest worker I know.
- Dawn Rogal. When we finally meet in real life, I’m giving Dawn the biggest hug I have.
- Beverly, Karen, and the rest of the year of the creative habits Facebook group. They’re kind and patient and understanding, exactly what every artist needs in a support group.
- Kevin Bradberry who emails and comments and helps me see things differently.
- Robert Chapman who jumped right into this project. He encourages and inspires in such a calm and positive manner…all the while making daily drawing look super easy.
- Connie Luebbert. I’m so happy we got to meet in real life.
- my Instagram friends. Instagram is my favorite online hangout. You guys are the best!
- Elise Blaha Cripe for showing me that setting a goal and working hard to make it happen is cool and addicitive and fun.
- and Lisa Congdon. When your art idol responds to your email and mentions you in a talk, it pretty much makes your year, so thank you.
- Thank you to all who have joined me. Thanks to all of you that follow my progress and cheer me on. Thanks to all that I forgot. (I’ll try to add you to the list!) Stay tuned for some changes and my goals for January 2015!