My daily drawing is mostly habit. I no longer need the reminder on my phone. It's become a part of my morning routine. On the few days that it doesn't get done during that morning routine, it stays in the front of my mind until it is done. I'm not worried about forgetting anymore.
It helps me to have several references to choose from. I rotate out reference books every week or so. It helps me that I'm able to do this habit at the dining table, in the midst of the morning's activities. Side note: Photographing your breakfast every morning will make you eat a better breakfast.
Creative habits that aren't daily are much more difficult for me. My afternoon studio time isn't happening as often as it should. I'm going to have to be more strict with myself on this. For March, I'll use a calendar to track my days in the studio. My goal is to have X's on every weekday of March. So hold me to that! Side note: I don't have a studio. But I like saying "in the studio" to describe my work time. Fake it 'til you make it, right?
I have to take time to fill the well. For me that means reading, hiking, going to the art museum or gallery, cooking, playing games, etc. I'm still reading about one book each week, loosely alternately fiction and non-fiction. In February I read: The Rosie Project, Making Ideas Happen, Show Your Work, and The Snow Child. I'm still hiking once a month and will start running this month. I've signed up for a 5K on April 26.
- drawing every single day
- minimum 1 hour studio time every weekday
- Run 3 times a week to prepare for 5K
- Artist date, read a book, and portrait project all weekly
- Hike and gallery visit once for the month