It’s not easy staying on top of all your responsibilities. Feed the dog, make breakfast, do your work, paint a masterpiece. Sometimes it just feels like napping is a better idea than hitting the gym. Because it’s so difficult to prioritize your valuable, valuable time, we wanted to know how our artists make creating art a priority. Read on to find out how art is carved into their busy schedules, and come back on Monday to pick up the fruit of their labors!
Q: How do you make creating art a priority?
“It happens naturally; I always try to find some time to draw and sketch my ideas, and with good music, I spend some really nice time creating. But at the same time, it can be hard to manage, and to be a priority you need to have a strong passion and dedication to art.”
“By reading books, watching television series and movies, listening to music, talking to people, enjoying life, and learning new things. They all give me ideas, and the desire to make my ideas visible to others keeps me creating.”
“By making time for it every day.”
"Every time I create art, it brings me joy and improves personal development. These are the most important things in my life."
“I have been working in advertising for 13 years and it´s not as fun as it used to be. That´s why I create t-shirts; it’s an escape from everyday work and its dull duties. It’s never a problem to motivate myself to create a new design. On the contrary, I have to be careful not to neglect my actual work, though sometimes it happens. :)”
“For me, it’s less about making art a priority, and more about trying to make other ‘important’ things a priority over art. The art comes a bit too naturally.”