Holiday Advent Recap

I just thought, how lovely it would be to show my full 24 days of the holiday advent I did with my licensing agent; A Fresh Bunch!? I can’t tell you how often I plan on doing these types of challenges and never make it all the way through (don’t even ask me how I managed to do this during the busiest time of the year). But, I did it and I’m quite proud. I really need to challenge myself more often.

A few things I am slowly learning about while doing daily challenges:

  • Stick with a color palette. This not only helps me to work faster, but it also makes the collection look really nice together.

  • Sketch out multiple ideas for the day. Then you can re-use ideas for the next day. I would spend 20 minutes each morning trying to come up with new ideas and now I have a few pages in my sketchbook to use for future projects.

  • Don’t think too hard. This can be my biggest challenge with most of my work. I find that when I think too hard about something, I can really hinder my creative process. If I just go for it and sketch out anything and everything - I come up with my best ideas.

  • Create your challenge at the same time each day. Find the best time that works for you and stick to it each day. I gave myself an hour each morning to create each of my daily drawings.

  • Follow and comment on others who are doing daily challenges. If I follow other people who are doing daily challenges, I feel more motivated to keep going with my challenge.

What daily challenges are you working on? I’d love to follow!

Happy Freebies!

Well my friends, The Happy Happy Art Collective's 24 Days of Freebies ends tomorrow! Have you had a chance to download any? Everyone created the most amazing printables, I'm so impressed with the groups work! You can see all of our printables here. Don't forget to check out the last one tomorrow!