Because it's nice not having to worry about art being 'perfect'... I feel like it's almost more true to the artist. No boundaries, no stopping. Free.
I want to do one 8 x 10 self portrait a day - then one painting a week based on one of those drawings. 365 drawings for the year - 52 paintings. I think it's a good idea. The artwork will be more fluid and emotional - personal.
I do enjoy the work I've been doing. It's a good representation of me I think. But, it's already feeling restricting. At least with this self portrait deal, the topic is already decided (no sitting around trying to figure out what to draw/paint... for the most part), but visually, it's completely open. That's what I need - no restrictions. Freedom.