Thursday, June 18, 2020

Seven Steps To Success

7 Tips for a Productive Life

1. Make a to-do list and give yourself small rewards for completing big tasks.

2. Find ways to break up your workday (or night).

3. Avoid addictive time-wasting activities.
 
4. Get as much done as early in the day as you can.

5. Tackle that really tough to-do first.

6. Showcase your success.

7. Tell someone about your goals.

~ by Emma Chapman

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I believe that if you really want to fit something,
(like drawing every day) into your life, you can accomplish it
if you really and truly want to do it. The bottom line is;
we make time for what is really important to us.


You have to prioritize, organize, and use your time wisely.
The little list above, always helps me when
I feel overwhelmed or disorganized.


It seems that with each passing year, time gets more scarce,
more divided, and precious. I am now teaching
more drawings and videos than ever before.



So how do I do it?  Three Simple Steps:

1. I make a list daily, first thing in the morning,
if not the night before.

2. I start early in the day and start crossing little things off my list,
which gives me a sense of accomplishment.

3. I limit my time online and try not to get distracted by
videos or articles that will not be of immediate benefit.

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Certain things have to take precedence over others and
I make sure I tackle them early in the day. Today,
my priority is getting this Drawing Everyday Blog updated.

I have been sketching every day now for 18 days,
but haven't put a single post up here yet.
So I am determined to cross that off my list this morning.
Mission Accomplished! 




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"I am not a teacher, but an awakener."
~ Robert Frost


Learn • Love • Create
with

Experience the FUN of the
Principles • Techniques • Spirit
OF ART

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"Stale water is a poor drink. Stale skill is worse. And the person
who walks in her own footsteps only ends where she began."

~ L. Alexander


Thanks to everyone who is already joining us on this creative journey!

Happy Creating and Thanks for Your Friendship!


Monday, September 2, 2019

Always Willing To Learn More

"The clear-sighted person is one who has
successfully fulfilled many accomplishments,
and is yet willing to learn more."
~ Ed Parker

*You can also see September 2019,
 another full month of creating every day,
on my SandySandyArt.com blog

Here

Here





"The supreme accomplishment is to
blur the line between work and play."
~ Arnold J. Toynbee

#DrawingEveryday - 8-27-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag

"Be focused to become accomplished."
~ David Allio

#DrawingEveryday - 8-28-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-30-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-31-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag

"A great accomplishment shouldn't be the end of the road,
just the starting point for the next leap forward."
~ Harvey Mackay

See All Ninety-Two 2019 Sketches Here on facebook
(only if you want to ....)
Summer of 2019 ~ Sketching Everyday
 
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P.S. I am not done sketching and creating every day though!
I have signed up for another challenge for the next 30 days.
It's called the 30 Day Creative Gathering.
You can find out more about it on facebook here.
Maybe you'd even like to join us!

Monday, August 26, 2019

And In The End ...

"In the end, there is no ideal condition for creativity.
What works for one person is useless for another.
The only criterion is this: Make it easy on yourself.
Find a working environment where the prospect of
wrestling with your muse doesn't scare you, doesn't
 shut you down. It should make you want to be there,
and once you find it, stick with it.
To get the creative habit, you need a working environment
that's habit-forming. All preferred working states, 
no matter how eccentric, have one thing in common: 
When you enter into them, they compel you to get started." 
~ Twyla Tharp

#DrawingEveryday - 8-18-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag




#DrawingEveryday - 8-19-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag




#DrawingEveryday - 8-20-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag




#DrawingEveryday - 8-21-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag




#DrawingEveryday - 8-22-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag




#DrawingEveryday - 8-23-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag




#DrawingEveryday - 8-24-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag




#DrawingEveryday - 8-25-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag



#DrawingEveryday - 8-26-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag


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Saturday, August 17, 2019

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

"Anything scarce is valuable; praise for example."

This song came to mind today as I was getting ready to post the drawings I've done so far this month. The song really has nothing to do with drawing everyday, other than I was thinking, that if I keep sketching everyday until Sept. 7th, it will be 99 days of drawing everyday. And ... I thought the title might just catch someone's attention, because the drawings surely haven't been a big hit with anybody this summer. Nobody seems interested or excited about drawing or the daily drawing project, except for me. That's okay though. I'm used to following my own drum beat and doing my own thing. As an art career lifer,  I think I'm really way over the need for validation these days. Anyway, here's the video I found. I thought you might like it and find it entertaining, especially if you are a beer lover, like me. You can check out my last 17 days of sketches, listed below, only if you care to,  afterwards....



#DrawingEveryday - 8-1-19 • Pen and Ink and alcohol ink
#DrawingEveryday - 8-2-19 • Pen and Ink and alcohol ink
#DrawingEveryday - 8-3-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-4-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag
#DrawingEveryday - 8-5-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag
#DrawingEveryday - 8-6-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag
#DrawingEveryday - 8-7-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-8-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag


#DrawingEveryday - 8-9-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-10-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Yupo

#DrawingEveryday - 8-11-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-12-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-13-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag
#DrawingEveryday - 8-14-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-15-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-16-19 • Pen and Ink and alcohol ink on Yupo


#DrawingEveryday - 8-17-19 • alcohol ink on Yupo

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(only if you want to ....)
Summer of 2019 ~ Sketching Everyday
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