Sunday, September 30, 2007
Practice versus Self-Expression
At the end of every month, I set art goals for myself for the following month. In doing so, I always struggle with spending time on practice versus spending time on creativity and self-expression. By practice, I mean working through art instruction books, going to classes, and participating in WetCanvas activities such as the Weekly Drawing Thread and the Scavenger Hunts. I have a fair amount of self-discipline, so I typically attain my practice goals. Sometimes I devote so much time to practice, however, that I don't have the time or energy for creative self-expression, which is the whole point of art, I think.
In October, I am going to try to spend 50% of my art time on practice and 50% on creativity and self-expression.
How do others balance practice and creative self-expression?