But this I will share now, exactly as I found it in an old draft journal entry. I posted this a long time ago, and it remains largely true.
My daily goals as an artist:
I will draw everyday. Even if I don't think that I have time, inclination, or inspiration.
I will take the chance of ruining a good beginning.
I will try to draw something I haven't drawn before, or something that scares me, or that I know I am not good at.
I will remember that I do not have to like what I've drawn as long as I've learned something from it.
I will not be offended if someone else doesn't like what I've drawn even if I do, or if they see something that is wrong with a drawing that I did not. I will remember to appreciate a discerning eye.
I will retain my humility without becoming discouraged.
I will remind myself that I love art and that it is a marvelous escape, not a curse or a terrible gnawing disease.
I will finish something. And I will remember that I will always want to go back and change things, and that there is a point at which a piece must simply be declared 'finished' or I will never complete anything.
I will use a medium that scares me; ink in its permanency, watercolor in its looseness, or something new that I've never tried.
I will develop my own personal style, something uniquely my own, but I will not be afraid to deviate from it, either.