Day 34 : New trick – Setting the timer for 60 minutes

Happy day after Christmas!

Nice to have all that busyness behind me, although all the festivities were oh so fun. Especially opening gifts with my love and cooking our traditional Christmas breakfast together.  Our day was so quiet and peaceful, at times boring, and that was healing too.  After so much travel and Christmas prep over the past month, it felt soooo good to fall asleep watching A Christmas Carol!

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Now back to “real life” and my commitment to do art EVERYDAY

The routine of doing art, not just blogging, Intragramming and Facebooking about art, is keeping my feet to the fire, and focused on what matters most (in addition to my marriage, friends, and health of course!).  To be honest, without this commitment, I probably would have skipped art on Christmas Day, in addition to on many other days during the holidays and while traveling for my day job.

Now I’m keeping myself honest with this public countdown, and although few may be reading these words, what really counts is the I am reading these words.  Being honest with myself is what matters most.

I tried something new this week – setting the timer on my phone for one hour when I begin creating (writing this blog does not count in the hour :). This kept me from jumping up after only 30 minutes, which I REALLY wanted to do yesterday!  Now that this post is almost done, its almost time to set that sweet timer and get down to some REAL art, and not just writing about doing it!

This wondrous collage is getting VERY close to being done.  Can you see what was added today?  Comment for a chance to win this collage when its finally complete later next week (at least I HOPE that it will be done next week!).

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