The new year has started a while ago, I know, but it’s never too late to make New Year’s resolution, is it? So here there are five key resolutions I do really want to keep for the year ahead. Follow me if you are curious!
1. Take time to draw every week
As I have already mentioned in a previous post, my personal Santa Claus has registered me for the Wanderlust 2018 online classes which are released every Friday. This means that I get a very nice little surprise at the end of each week for an entire year (yay!) that is gonna force me to keep my resolution and do some art every week. As you know, I’m not good at drawing but I’ve always loved doing some crafts and ‘betraying’ my laptop for a while to do some creative artefacts.
Why don’t you take inspiration and start a drawing or arts and crafts course either online or offline? It’s a great way to meet other people and forget your worries for a while.
2. Visit all the art exhibitions I am interested in
Now, you all know how much I love art and walking around art exhibitions, but the problem is that sometimes, especially when I get back home from uni, I’m so caught up in the thousands things I have to do that I never manage to visit all the new exhibitions I want. This is not gonna happen in 2018, because I’ll keep an agenda about all the exhibitions around that I do really want to see and make sure to do so. Plus, this year there are so many interesting exhibitions that shouldn’t be too hard to force me to attend all of them!
3. Find beauty in the little things
This resolution is probably the best one: trying to find beauty in all the little things that surround me. Sometimes I am so busy with my problems and things to do that I forget how lucky I am and how many beautiful things I can see around me without even searching. Examples? The nature welcoming the changing seasons, a nice building in your city, a colourful dinner. These are all small things that we can find in our everyday, but most of them have the capacity to make us feel good and happy. It just requires observation and looking with different eyes, so why not try?
4. Learn about artists and artworks
I love reading about artists and their artworks, about their tormented lives and how their art has been interpreted. I feel I can learn something new about myself too and I feel it’s a great way to get closer to them. My room is full with art books with stunning images, many of those found in flea markets for few euros, that I still have to read and this year I want to spend more time going through them, flicking through and paying attention to those aspects that I find interesting. Plus, since we spend so much time with our phones, I’ve also downloaded a couple of art apps where I can access quick information about artists and art movements. The last I’ve downloaded is Art Story which is great to learn about Piet Mondrian when you are on the bus going to uni and don’t have much time!
5. Spend more time on the blog
These last couple of months I’ve been slightly neglecting my blog, not because I was bored of it but simply because I lacked the physical time. I know, everyone says that and creating some time for your passions should always be a must, so this is why I’m taking the commitment to write a post every two weeks about my experiences with art. Plus, I have some ideas I’d like to experiment both here and on Instagram in the following months and I’m quite excited about it…so stay tuned! I’ll do my best to keep the promise and I hope you guys will appreciate it and you’ll grow in number as a way to create a community of art lovers 🙂
What are your resolutions for this 2018?