I started a new Instagram account just for art a few months ago. The idea to create a separate account was not without much consideration since I didn’t want to be spending any more time on Instagram than I already was. But I must admit – it’s nice to see all the work grouped together in one place. I also wanted something to hold me accountable since my intention is to draw or paint a few times a week and track progress, but I find it nearly impossible to keep up when my workload becomes tough. Posting in the last 6 weeks have been sparse because of deadlines, but I hope to start it up again this summer. I admire people who can find time to do those daily art challenges, but I wonder how useful an exercise that is for me. I will acknowledge, however, that the routine of daily practice (in anything) is pretty key in keeping the momentum up – that’s been fairly clear to me as I try to find the rhythm to draw again on a regular basis – but even these small steps, no matter how slow the progress feels, is something that I shouldn’t underestimate. Given life’s challenges, any time for personal work feels like a big win.