25: Commitment

The act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself

The irony is not lost on me, as a humble blogger, that the Commitment post is the one I have stumbled on! So many ideas about aspects of commitment, I feel that I could write a self-help book, rather than a quickly digestible blog. Enough of my personal challenges, let’s explore commitment with respect to the people who are involved in this project.

So what exactly is a commitment?

As I see it, a commitment is a promise that you make to complete a specific task. We all make multitudes of commitments in our life. Think about our family commitments, work, community involvement, social groups. In fact, our whole society is built upon the innate trust that individuals will honour their commitments. Commitments to your self are probably the most important ones of all, and probably the hardest to keep (uh oh, sounds like we are heading down self-help territory again).

Personally, I think the commitment of the people (organiser or artist) involved in the 30x30x30 Challenge is pure dedication. We are looking not just at a quick project to be thrown together over a weekend or two… but 30 weeks of production.

There is a small but dedicated group of individuals in the background, tirelessly pulling this project together, all for the benefit of the Treetops Montessori School in Darlington WA. There are artists who are busy harvesting ideas and beginning the creative process.

And why are all the artists doing this Challenge? Have a read of each individual artist’s profile, as each one of them touches upon their personal journey to fill their canvases…


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