In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the idea that practicing something – anything – for ten thousand hours will make one an expert. I don’t know how much science there is behind that magic number, but I don’t think anyone would argue that practice is important in building any skill.
Art Every Day Month is a project that I love because not only is it FUN – how could I not enjoy drawing every day and sharing the results with other creative people? – but it gives me an impetus to practice my drawing more than I tend to do without such a prompt. I draw a lot for my work as a graphic recorder; and when I take personal notes on a book I’m reading or a meeting I’m attending, I do so with drawings; but I don’t just sit down and draw for practice or for fun as often as I’d like.
I may not make it every day, but I’ll use this space to share some of the results of this month’s challenge.