I haven’t had a whole lot of time for arting things as of late, and that’s a travesty! But it’s for a really good reason. See – I’ve recently become married – and it’s really worth any sort of effect that may have had on my hobbies (oh, poor, poor ISAC…. what are you doing all by your lonesome… uh.. in my brain?!).
I have, however, found myself really missing art. Not just seeing it (I know we’ve neglected you, High Museum, it’s been a while since we’ve quietly pondered the brilliance of others, huh old friend?), but actually doing it too. I was talking to one of my co-workers yesterday, and he was telling me about how he has two projects that he works on at home…. for five minutes a day each. Now, these aren’t “build a deck” or “paint the bookshelves” projects (which, honestly, at 5 minutes a day would be rather absurd), no, these are code-related projects.
For those of you who aren’t quite too familiar with computer languages – simply put, it’s kind of ridiculous to expect to get anything good and quality out of just 5 minutes of work a day, but Marty has managed to prove that the constraints that he has put on himself has not only allowed him to actively execute this task, but it’s forcing him to be a better coder too.
And that’s got me thinking.
What if I spent just five minutes a day on a particular piece of art? Or a sketch? Or anything, really?
Just five minutes. No more, no less (well, ok, maybe a little flex time). What sort of improvements – what sort of growth would I see?
I don’t know the answer to either – but I aim to find out.
So, I present to you: 5 Minutes of art, the first
Five minutes of Art – The First of the First