What does it take to get your creative juices flowing? Can timing yourself creating your art actually increase your motivation to finish the project? Artist Mark Crilley has devised a challenge for other artists in order to get them drawing. The challenge is simple: draw the same image three times. The catch is that the artist has to draw three sketches in the following timed order: 10 seconds for the first image, one minute for the second image and ten minutes for the third image.
Mark encourages artists to post their three drawings side by side to detail their progress. Their results are absolutely stunning. The message behind the project is also incredibly powerful: everything starts small.
What is that famous quote about getting started? “The journey of a million miles begins with a single step.” What this project shows is that in order to draw a masterpiece, you have to begin with a single stroke.
Want to see more of the artists’ work? Go here to see all of the provided pictures by the artists.
Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.
That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!
1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.
Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.
2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.
If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.
3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.
It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!
4. Corn chips for kindling!
Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!
5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.
Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.
6. Use compact, microfibre towels!
These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.
7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.