In 15 Minutes

Post by Carina Spring.

What do you really want to do?  What activity really taps into who you are?  It’s odd how, sometimes, that is the activity we most resist, and can’t seem to find time to do.

I struggle with making time to draw.  It shouldn’t be that big a deal or that hard to do, but, lately, I always seem to have a good reason why I can’t get to it. So today, when I got home from work, I set my timer to 15 minutes, opened a book, and simply started to draw. I tend to draw from my imagination, but I thought I would benefit from some old-school representational drawing practice.

I took a snap-shot of my 15 minute drawing using my cell-phone camera (see above – graphite pencil – no editing). The drawing is unfinished, and I will leave it that way.  My goal today was not to create a perfect drawing, but rather to start drawing again, to develop the core skills.

What about you?  What would you like to set a 15 minute timer for today?


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Carina Spring

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4 thoughts on “In 15 Minutes”

    1. Thanks AncientMariner – I appreciate the comment. Consider setting a timer and working in little spurts. I think this can help when one is busy or feeling some resistance to getting started.

  1. Thanks for the comment and kind words, Bekki. I was looking at the archives on your blog just now (I hadn’t noticed the archives before!) and one of your older posts related to this topic. It made me laugh: “the Voice of Doom” along with “The Twins” (called “How can I get out of this” and “Let’s do something else”) – always at work trying to talk us out of taking creative risks. It’s funny because it’s so insightful. I loved how you finished the post with the idea of listening to the voices, and reassuring them. Sounds like a good way to deal with creative resistance. 🙂

  2. I think often what we most what is what we’re most scared of going for. Maybe because if we don’t go for it, we can’t can’t fail to achieve it and therefore protect ourselves from disappointment? I’m not saying that’s what you’re doing – just a theory based on observations of me.
    So impressed by your 15 minute sketch. Brilliant. Well done for getting to it. Keep at it.

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