Week One

Welcome to Making Art Everyday 2020! Are you ready for your daily creative workout?  

It’s the first week of a new year and everyone is excited and full of drive to take on a new challenge. Your level of motivation is probably high right now, so let’s harness that ambition to start forming a new habit.

If I can give you one piece of advice as you begin your daily art-making journey, it’s this: aim for sustainability. You might be excited and want to draw for hours this week, but that level is hard to keep up as a daily practice. So this week, start small and stay consistent.

I’ll also give you a second piece of advice: finish each day with a plan for tomorrow. This one little tip is a HUGE help in sustaining your practice. Opening up a new canvas with some form of a plan helps you start drawing faster.

Want some more advice to help you develop this habit? Here are 5 more tips from my blog:

What to Do

  • Schedule 10 minutes a day to draw. It’s not about finding the time, it’s about making the time. If all you get to do is a sketch, that’s fabulous! You made art today! You can keep going if you wish, but remember to stick to a sustainable amount of time.
  • These drawings do not have to be ground-breaking and ultra-creative. If you set out thinking they need to be, you probably will never get started. Keep it simple and do the first thing that comes to mind.
  • The other important thing I want you to incorporate into your daily practice this year: plan for tomorrow. When you’re done with your drawing for the day, take a couple extra minutes to look at the next day’s prompt. Think about what you might draw or what it might look like. Try to visualize it in your head and carry those thoughts with you for the next 24 hours.

January Prompts

FOOD FUN

As you might have read in my last email, MAE 2020 is all about the “plus!” The “plus” is an extra element that helps spark creativity in your art making. You can expect to see the “plus”  incorporated into our prompts later this month. For now, let’s keep it simple and focus on establishing your drawing habit.

I thought I’d kick off the year much like we did in 2019 with a MAE theme favorite: FOOD! Some people start off the year with a goal of being more healthy, so why not do the same with our prompts? This week is all about Healthy Foods. Day one is an orange, just like last year! In 2020, you can expect a ton of all-new prompts, with a sprinkle of fan favorites from 2019. 

Week 1 | Jan 1-6

Healthy Foods

Wed: orange
Thu: avocado
Fri: salad
Sat: smoothie
Sun: broccoli

You can access each week’s prompts at makingarteveryday.com

We’ve got a Facebook group just for participants of Making Art Everyday and all things Bardot Brush! Come join our group of supportive artists of all skill levels, share your work, ask questions, and be a part of the community!

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