Wishing you a Merry Christmas today!!! I wanted to share about my personal challenge that ends today and why I recommend it! Last month I decided to challenge myself and do a daily advent Christmas illustration for the month of December up until Christmas. I knew it would be challenging for me to find the time but I figured I could do it for 25 days. I also have never painted any Christmas art before so I thought it would be good practice!
Was it a challenge? Yes, with my busy schedule, I did ask myself a few times, what was I thinking?? But now that I made it through, I am glad I did it for a couple of reasons. I pushed myself to try something new, which helps me grow as an illustrator. Posting my art daily made me accountable to avoid excuses. The most gratifying part is the support and positive feedback I've gotten from the lovely people who follow me on Instagram and Facebook. I can't say how much I appreciate someone taking the time to make a kind comment or like a post! It really encouraged me to keep going!!
If you are considering doing a personal challenge, whatever it is, I encourage you to just do it!! Start off with a short simple one. Mine was basically posting daily art for 25 days. Try to find a friend to do your (daily) personal challenge with for support and accountability. I had several design friends who were also doing the daily advent illustration challenge. It was so encouraging to cheer each other on!!
Yes, you can do it and you will be pleasantly surprised at what you're capable of. It's worh it!