But the day can seem less happy
Squareathon is considered one of Instagram’s most chill art challenges—if you miss a day or break the “rules”—it’s okay, in fact it’s encouraged. So why did I feel some angst when I skipped making a square on Monday?
I *know* it’s “okay” to miss a day. No one is judging me. There are no squareathon police issuing citations. No referees sending me into a penalty box devoid of art supplies.
One thing I’ve learned since I committed to this creative life, is when I don’t spend time making something, anything, I feel some pain. Even if the thing I make doesn’t turn out how I want, I still spent time in the process and I’m better for it.
So maybe that’s why I felt angsty. Or even a little crabby. A day spent not creating is less happy.
Keep painting/writing/drawing/sketching—whatever it is—keep going. Enjoy the process.
It is not the act of making art that is painful. It is the desire to make something and not acting on it that causes pain.”—Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way