Friday, December 19, 2014

Nightly Five Minutes

Firstly, welcome to my new blog location! I made the move so the url matches my other social media accounts (i.e. my Instagram). I've imported all the previous content so nothing is missing and simplified the background to better match my website.

I've been having a devil of a time sketching everyday while juggling a wiggly baby so a few days ago I came up with a plan. Every night before going to sleep I sketch for exactly 5 minutes. I take about a minute to get my head in the game and come up with an idea before tapping go on my timer. Short, sweet and easy peasy. Nightly 5 minute sketching has already taught me a few things:
  • 5 minutes is a hella short time to self impose restriction and so far things rarely turn out as I intend. Sounds like a familiar life lesson....
  • The short time really allows me to get out of my head not leave any time for second guessing.
  • Even though it's such a short time completing it consistently every night feels sooo good.

I'm sure I'll learn a great deal more as time passes. I imagine this idea of setting aside a simple 5 minutes a night towards something you haven't been able to find time for could be used for almost anything. Writing, exercising, woodworking, cleaning, research, crocheting, etc. I bet as time goes by 5 minutes will organically grow to 10, 15, 20 minutes and so on. Already on day three of my nightly sketching I spent an extra 5ish minutes before hand playing around with a previous 5 minute sketch.

I've been posting my sketches most nights on my Instagram.

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