You’ve got an amazing idea for a painting or drawing. Then procrastination hits. That idea just melted away into nothing. The chances of you actually following through with that idea are slim to none. If you start working through an idea, you need to at least get it to a sketchbook the same day. Each day that goes by, the less likely that idea is to ever come to life.

What if you’re working on another painting at the time? This is what the sketchbook is for. I always recommend that you finish one painting before starting another. If you don’t stick to that rule you will have a pile of 20 unfinished paintings in the closet. That’s why I say use the sketchbook. You can even add bits to the sketch over the next several days.

One huge bonus to being excited about your next project while you’re finishing up another is that you’re encouraged to work hard to finish the current project so you can move on right away. This habit of sketching one idea while working on another is a great way to get yourself to create more work and not waste so much time coming up with ideas or waiting on the dreaded “motivation” to hit before you finish your current project.

This state of flowing from one painting or drawing to the next with little time away from the easel is an amazing feeling as an artist, don’t let procrastination get in your way!

We all need to be reminded “Don’t drink the paint water”  and other fun artist sayings. 
Why not wear it on our clothes or coffee mugs to make sure we don’t forget?

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