The 20 Minute Club’s Second Ever Minutes!By
I spent a lot of 20 minutes-es making several new pieces for my show (which I haven’t taken pictures of yet or I’d show you).
So finally this morning, I set my timer and worked on the one I had worked on last week exactly one more time. And I’m so glad I did.
I mean, I still have no idea where I’m going with this drawing, but setting the timer and working on it anyway was hugely beneficial.
Why? Because I’m not where I was (which is excellent) and I can feel myself inching forward, even while still having no clear idea what’s really happening.
Just by trying different solutions to the-design-problem-that-is-my-drawing helped me progress, even without knowing if these latest marks/thoughts are right, and regardless of whether or not this particular drawing works out in the end.
Working on my artwork in this stage always feels like I’m feeling my way through a familiar room, but all the lights are out, and I have to pay attention with all my other senses.
And I’d also like to say THANKS, beloved blog readers, because knowing that I had to write this blog post gave me the gumption to turn on the timer and face that drawing at least one time this week.
Answering to you helped me.
It’s the accountability factor. (I’m planning to write more about this next week, but I wanted to plant the seed.)
And now I’d like to help you! How’d it go for you this week? Good? Bad? Did you use the timer? 5 minutes? 20 minutes? I can’t wait to hear.
(The comments last week were wonderful and great inspiration for other people, so I also want to say THANK YOU to everyone who shared their 20 Minute Technique experiences–so helpful!)