I completed my 28th TinkerSketch challenge a week ago, and have missed the daily rhythm of it since I stopped.
Here’s some of my favourite prompts and how I interpreted them:
A new set of prompts was released for March, but I was away from home when it started so I never really got off the ground. And I realised about myself recently that I’m an Upholder – I like to ‘complete’ a challenge; I can’t just let myself dip in.
And that’s how I read magazines too. From the first page to the last. Occasionally I’ll flick to the back page, but I like to know I’ve ‘seen’ each page, absorbed all there is to know, and in the right order.
I know that is a strange OCD thing, but I can’t really change my nature. And the upshot is I haven’t joined in with TinkerSketch for March.
Don’t worry though – I have loads of other creative challenges to keep me occupied!
I loved connecting with loads of new creatives and so enjoyed the process of thinking how I would interpret each prompt, and then ensuring I found the time – mostly just 5-10 minutes at the start or end of the day – to join in with the fun on Instagram.
If it wasn’t for TinkerSketch I would never have rediscovered the joy of drawing or reconnected with that side of my creativity.
I bought new materials. I got immersed.
Already I’m looking forward to next year!