Week Fourty-Four

I’ll be honest. I’ve been feeling a little lost lately. Things are going on in my life recently that is making it hard to produce work, let alone do anything fun and creative. I’m so tired. I’ve been home a LOT lately, rarely going out and participating in the things that make life joyful.

Sometimes I feel like I forgot how to do LIFE. It feels crushing. And I know the “living” is what I need to get me back to good. But we all go through seasons of this (or at least thinking that makes me feel less alone). I’m holding on to some light at the end of the proverbial tunnel that I won’t feel this way forever. Reaching out for help is the first step. I know one of the reasons my creativity exists to help get me through times like this. It equips me with a form of expression that gets these feelings out of my head and out in the world, sending out feelers, searching for hope.

The reason I keep consistently working at my creative skills are so I can accurately express these feelings. It might not be the only reason, but it’s a big one.

What to Do

  • Think about the ways you creativity can serve you. How can it help you in dark times?
  • Don’t forget to get out and live! It’s truly the life experiences that best inspire us.

October Prompts

Myths & Magic

We’ve reached the final week of October! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and out family usually goes all out on the costumes. We’re going with the Halloween theme through the end of the month, touching on a little autumn, Dia de Los Muertos (which just so happens to be my birthday! 🎉), and who doesn’t love a gnome?

Week 44 | Oct 28-Nov 3


Mon: ghost
Tue: graveyard
Wed: witch
Thu: halloween costume
Fri: pumpkins
Sat: la catrina
Sun: gnome

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

Week 44 progress Tracker

Track your Making Art Everyday progress! See at-a-glance all you’ve accomplished, and reflect on the work you’ve done at the end of the week. Visit bardotbrush.com/progress to download the monthly tracker and weekly reflection sheet. There are also instructions about how to use them.

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