For probably the last 6 months I've been really frustrated. I've been wanting to get back into drawing, painting, some sort of art or something creative and actually sit down and have time to enjoy it. Something that doesn't have a deadline, that I can relax while doing, not working to a clients brief and that I can put on my wall and feel happy once I'm done.
I used to draw a lot, but in the last 10 years I've only taken one weekend out to learn how to airbrush. I've done quite a bit of photography, which I enjoy, but at the moment I just want to draw!
So yesterday I joined the Facebook group amonthof that comes up with a theme a month. This month they've created a list of words, one per day, that you can use for inspiration while being creative. There are no set rules, you don't have to participate each day if you can't/don't want to. It can be anything creative, writing, drawing, photos, craft etc. So really the only pressure is what you put on yourself (and I've found sometimes that's the hardest).
I'm going to try and do at least half of them this month. Even though I'm technically a day late (in Australia) for the 1st one I'm giving it a go anyway: Brand New
The start of the year, I don't feel any different or suddenly inspired that this year will be the best yet, but I'm giving a brand new go to doing what I enjoy. I'm aiming to blog for fun here a bit more, a lot of it will be creative, I'm going to start a drawing project I've had in my head for more than a year, and (as I work for myself) I will take some time off client work each week to catch up with bookwork/paperwork and working on my own projects.