Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twenty one days...


Wish upon a star - 8 x 10 acrylic & mixed media on canvas

Research shows that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit. I was thinking last night as I finished this piece that I am now is such a good routine of showing up each night to create. It occurred to me this morning that it's probably been a few weeks since I painted that first heart...and when I checked back at my previous posts, tomorrow will be exactly 21 days. I now wake up each morning and make sure my art room is ready to go for evening -- fresh water in my paint bucket, canvasses prepped, paints stocked -- because I awake already eager to return to my art.

How many good habits could we develop if we just commit to the 21-day theory? It seems too easy, really, but we could accomplish some amazing things if it works even some of the time. Twenty-one days goes by fast. Of course, all that said, for now I am just going to continue to paint. It's still a new enough habit that I don't want to disrupt the flow... and occasionally I'll fit in one of those items on my spring to-do list.

5 comments:

Saucy Chick Sherry said...

You just might have a great idea for all of us. 21 days will go by pretty quickly as this world of ours seems to be spinning faster and faster. How wonderful that your new habit came naturally without having to struggle too much. Your art is so fresh and new that it will be a fabulous new healthy habit. Thank you Kerri Jean.

Carmen said...

Love this painting! I need to think about creating some new habits. Last summer, I did a 21 day challenge in June and invited bloggers to join me. I think I'm going to put it on my to-do list for this June again...

I think my first new habit will be writing, every day.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love this painting Sisser. It's great!

xoxo Jesse

Marilyn Rock said...

I can feel the creative spirit in your art. I ADORE this piece! I'm so happy for you Kerri and just love seeing the results. Beautiful!

fran p. said...

It seems that every new painting is my favorite! Each one tells it own story. This is beautiful, really. I'm telling you, you need to do an art exhibit!! I always look forward to visiting your blog.

Now, I'm going to try the 21 day "good" habit theory....I'll let you know if it works for me! I might decide to change it up a bit a do a "bad" habit! We'll see. . .

Keep the artwork coming....