Hey, y’all! I’m checking in to share about the good things and lessons that I’ve been learning through my The 100 Day Project journey, #ako100daysofmaking.
First, I’m gonna tell you right off the bat that I’m behind. SO FAR BEHIND.
But you know what? I’m okay with that. Or at least I am most of the time. I knew that I wouldn’t keep up with everyone else so it’s not like this is a big shock for me. The trick is to not allow that to keep me from moving forward. 😉
Having said that, there is definitely something to be said for creating daily and/or adopting a kind of creative discipline…a creative practice, if the word discipline holds negative meaning for you.
Why is this a revelation for me?
Well, dear reader, it’s because I tend to hop around a lot creatively. 🙂
Which is okay most of the time, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the goodness that’s come from the practice of maintaining some sort of creative routine. I started to play and make discoveries. Then I built on those discoveries and started making these:
I call them Curios. (I tried out another name, but it turned out to be copy-written. Ugh.)
They’re mixed-media paintings on layers of glued tissue paper sandwiched around a wire frame. These are all in various stages of completion. Creating them challenges me and soothes me at the same time. It’s a strange but happy dichotomy.
So there you have it! I’m behind in my days (no shocker there), a practice of creative routine is a good thing, and I’ve started creating art that hits that sweet spot between challenging and soothing.
And, dear reader? I wish the same for you.
That you would be able to create where you are, when you can, with what you have. <3