Saturday, April 26, 2014

What I learned

At the end of 20 days of posting new art work every day I learned:

1. I can do more than I think I can
2. Ideas come. I may have no inkling of what I'll post in 2 days, but when the time comes so does the idea.
3. Even the rather limited accountability of telling my small online world of my plan makes it more likely to succeed.
4. Modest goals work better than huge ones - I couldn't have kept this up indefinitely.
5. Promising to do something daily gets people coming back to check and see what's next.
6. I even sold something.
7. I'm happiest when I'm creating (unless it's when I'm singing). I know this, but it can still be hard to get down to it.


  1. Alison - I just love your work. It is so joyful and playful. I am one of those who keep coming back for more!

    1. Thank you, Stephanie. It means a lot that other people enjoy the work. Making art of any kind feels like a form of communication and somehow it needs someone to see it for it to be complete.

  2. All good things to learn and practice! I'm going to have to try to be as disciplined for at least a little while soon. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the 20 days of creativity.

  3. "when the time comes, so does the idea" - o, yes. Love.

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