I started an art journal, i.e. trying to draw, paint, write or at least doodle every day.You guessed right, the hard part is in the “every day”. Not so easy to keep up. Somehow even putting aside 5 minutes for it is harder than it looks. Having recently seen the exhibition ” Matisse: Drawing life” at the GOMA in Brisbane, one could see how Henri Matisse one of my favorite artist would draw daily and sometimes the same subject but with a different angle, working on the composition until he was satisfied. Another thing that stroke me was that he signed his name or at least initials on every drawing even those who seemed like a mere doodle. I think that’s because he appreciated their value as stepping stones to a “bigger” piece of art not as something for the trash! Thanks Henri, 2 lessons learned!