It's been a while since i did this thread, and i feel kinda bad for not keeping it up, because i love the idea of it so much! but now i have something i wanna do, so i'm gonna go ahead and do it!
from wikipedia; Kaizen-The Japanese word kaizen simply means "change for better", with no inherent meaning of either "continuous" or "philosophy" in Japanese dictionaries or in everyday use. The word refers to any improvement, one-time or continuous, large or small, in the same sense as the English word "improvement".
I imagine there are things out there that we wish we can do! draw like a manga god, make the best music since Slice Bread, the indie band, or write the great american novel! but we often feel so inadequate and say that we "can't do it"
why can they do it, but you can't? almost every single one of these great masters did this one thing, they just practiced their craft, and put in the work to do it!
it isn't magic, it's just work! time taken to improve themselves, and to define who they are! i bet almost all of them had their idols that they looked up to, and wished that they could "be just like them"
so where does Kaizen fit into this? well often many of us fail to do things because we fail to start more than once. we give up and move on. but the philosophy of kaizen is that even if you do something for a small amount of time regularly, you build that habit, and create that system of becoming better! It may take a while, but even a single minute a day can take you a long long way!
so i invite you to start a Kaizen! what do you want to be better at? what can you do for even a single minute in the day? is it drawing? is it writing? is it being the best taco taster this side of the border?
I'm going to try and make a new one for drawing! i have recently fell back into liking it again, but i'm rusty as heck! but christmas is coming around, and i have a friend that i would love to give a gift of a cool drawing to! so i'm gonna be working on drawing him something that he will appreciate!Post too long. Click here to view the full text.