Introducing “The Habit Habit Planner: A Daily(ish) Painting Practice” – a timeless planner designed for artists (all levels) eager to initiate or sustain the habit of daily (or almost daily) painting. As I always say: the more you paint, the better painter you become! This planner originated from my course, “The Happy Habit of Daily (or almost daily) Painting,” a course inspired by my realization that the principles of habit formation seamlessly apply to painting.
The success with my daily(ish) painting practice and with my class motivated me to create this tool for other artists. The planner serves as a guide for your daily(ish) painting journey, presenting monthly themes and exercises, dedicated spaces for sketching, monthly calendar pages for comprehensive planning, and weekly pages to craft your daily painting plan.
Drawing inspiration from my passion, I crafted this planner with care and hope that you find as much joy in using it as I did in creating it. Happy painting!
What you’ll find in this planner:
This planner provides a structured approach to your daily painting practice.
- Each month, a theme is presented to inspire you. You have the flexibility to dedicate a week to each exercise or engage in a different exercise each day.
- Space is allocated for weekly value sketches of your chosen subjects.
- Monthly view pages offer a clear overview of your main events and commitments, assisting you in identifying when you can allocate time for your daily(ish) painting sessions.
- Utilize the weekly planner to schedule your painting sessions and choose a time of day that suits your routine.
- Fill in the intention section with your dedicated theme, preferred location, and the time allotted for the current week. The exercises are designed to be completed in 20 minutes to 1 hour. If you have less than 20 minutes, consider completing half a painting, a sketch, or a few brushstrokes.
Remember to celebrate every painting session, regardless of the outcome. The act of painting is the achievement, and by celebrating it, you’re reinforcing a positive association in your brain. This positive reinforcement encourages your brain to recognize painting as an enjoyable and worthwhile activity, fostering a habit worth repeating.
For more guidance, or to join my Happy Habit of Daily(ish) Painting course next time I teach it, visit here: https://www.monicalinares.com/workshops-classes/