July - A month of celebration, fun and heading west.
For me and Chris July is a going to be a month of finding balance again... Life seems to just get more and more busy. We are getting back into running and eating healthier and I am using the Life Cycle app (You can see June below) to track where my time is going. I am also using Sleep Cycle to figure out what all the binge watching of TV is doing to my sleeping patterns and of course I am working on getting back into the studio more.
I am trying to bring limited supplies with me traveling so I can just quickly create and just enjoy the moment without feeling like I need to set up an entire studio. I decided on watercolor, gouache, colored pencils and some pens and brushes and a few sketchbooks. That might sound like a lot but trust me I typically carry a tub of stuff wit me so this is a definite change.
I have also been trying to just sketch from observation more, its quick helps with my observational skill and gets me into that nice meditative creative flow quickly because you have to focus. Here is a recent page I did while testing out supplies I wanted to bring traveling.
I love how quickly watercolor illustrations come to life and how free you can be with lines, color and marks and how expressive your subject can be. Check out the July Prompts below and see if you can create something extra expressive with this months colors!
For July I choose the theme Freedom because July not only has independence day on July 4th its also a month when summer is in full swing and they days stretch out and summer vacations are happening and life can feel more free and full of spirit and possibility.
Remember to let yourself explore and challenge yourself to not only create every day but experiment with your supplies and your process. Part of being an artist is just making art not everything has to be "beautiful", "perfect" or "art" the process is just as important if not more important than the product!
#DrawRiotDaily July 2019
This year my daily challenge is about making room for you and enjoying the process of creative exploration.
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• Each month will have a main theme word along with 3 key words to spark your creative fire.
• A set of colors that you can use as a jumping off point.
• An art supply to try along with an artistic technique to try.
• (Optional) I will be setting a 10 minute timer for each day to remind me that creativity can be spontaneous and that its ok to just play.
So what are the "rules" for #DrawRiotDaily? Really there are no "rules" if you want to join in it is simple!
You don't have to use any of the prompts it is ok to pick and choose, you can join in for just the community that totally fine!
Create something every day ( A Drawing, painting, stamp, collage, pattern, ATC, sketch etc. anything goes!)
Share! Use #DrawRiotDaily on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or your favorite social platform sharing helps you and everyone else stay accountable and excited to create! When you share your work everyone can see your amazing creations, your personal creative journey and our creative community grows together!
Check out the July 2019 prompts below and get ready for a little creative focus and passion!!!
(To download the prompt image so you can print it you can click hold and drag it to your desktop or click and save the pdf!)
You can follow along and share your process with everyone on Instagram with #DrawRiotDaily and you can join me on my Facebook Group Page: Creative & Caffeinated I can't wait to see what you create this year!
I will also have some fun new projects, new videos, classes and travel coming up in 2019 and I can't wait to share all of the creative fun with you! Make sure to check out my class page and sign up for my newsletter to keep up on all the new fun stuff going on!
Enjoy creating this month and remember to be kind to yourself and enjoy the journey!
Until Next Time!
XOXO - Tori