Charlie from Doodlewash posted his 1000th doodlewash today. His post is worth reading from beginning to end, and I concur. Great minds and all that.
At the end of the post he has three takeaways worth following!
One is about finding a group to share and post your images.
Doodlewash is such a group (come find me and ask for friendship),
and there are private groups on Facebook as well.
The reason it is good to share is you find out that your aaack-awful-gads-give-it-up beginnings are really not so bad, and maybe even good!
You might even encourage another reluctant artist to share also!
I love his Doodlewash Manifesto — Charlie is all about the positive,
and as a teacher, that is something I can get behind!!
My first 100% watercolor was the boat and water image…
Remember I was an artist before but worked acrylics and this is so different!
I was curious about when I started, and it was in January 2014, and I’m at 957 postings.
I’ve not counted my images, but I am sure I am over 1000 now, and it is true, that if you practice every day you will get better and better, developing a wonderful creative habit.
I work full-time, and often my mark-making is at night. I’d love to get out with
the local Urban Sketchers but Saturdays are working days for me…
When I was learning I did more challenges and painted what someone suggested…
As I found my way I migrated back to what I like doing, and I love journaling and painting alongside it, a record of what interested me in my life and what was troubling or wonderful about my days. Now I am all about that, unless I am entering a competition.
I doodle what I love, palms and moons and windows….
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