Sometimes with the busyness of work and home life it's easy to forget about making art just for fun. Last year I started a daily project that I called Art Hour, where I mucked around with whatever art materials were lying around my studio. It didn't always last a full hour and sometimes it didn't happen every day - but I've noticed that when I keep up the practice, I feel a lot better about everything in general.
Except for one thing - the word 'art'. Aaargh! Things started to seem a bit too serious and not much fun, as I found myself getting all wound up about what I was creating and sharing online, and not having a happy time doing it.
So to take the pressure off, Art Hour has now been replaced with the way less intimidating Doodle Hour. Doodling is something I've always done - at school (often in trouble for), during phone calls and in the most boring of meetings! I've started posting these little bits of work in progress on Scruffcat's still-fairly-new Instagram feed. No more Art, just a collection of silly cats, birds and robots. Fancy joining me? I'd love to meet you there.