Lilou Mace has been very inspiring to me for over a year now.
A month ago, her co-created venture called The 100 Day Reality Challenge came to my attention. At first, I was hesitant. One Hundred Days!!! Can I ever commit to something for that long? Starting August 1st I decided to find out.
My intentions for the next 100 days are: Health: mental, physical, spiritual and emotional. Energy: learning new ways to keep a higher and positive vibration Purpose: move towards what I am meant to do in this Universe
It's only day 5 and I am already seeing results and having fun. Maybe 95 more days will not be too bad.
Check the challenge out and see if it might be something that will call you one day.
These 30 days of painting have proven to be not as long and hard as initially expected. Mental note: Expect things to be easy and fun instead!
My intentions were:
To Create Without Judgment.
To leave perfection and criticism behind.
To move towards being artistic while feeling good.
To play and have fun.
Instead of pre-planning my daily paintings and using precise images that I have previously sketched, I slowly switched to painting from whatever entered my reality. Everything inspired me from a picture, nature or an image in my mind's eye.
Letting go of the Self Critic felt freeing.
One moment thoughts would come to mind like;
"That looks terrible."
"Even a turtle can blend colours better than that."
Then I catch them and let that critical voice go. The changes are immediate! Happiness levels go up. Creative energies flow through. The results in the painting are amazing. And to make everything better the painting comes out faster!
I now work towards applying these skills to not only art by my daily life.
Who needs that Constant Critic anyways?!
I banish thee!