Day 33 brings transition
What body of work do I want to have at the end of 100 days?
What’s the quality of my relationship with my project and my art?
This week the project asks us to find ways to invite more gentleness and kindness into our practice. To create space for what comes up.
Rather than be proactive with a themed challenge, I’m going to spend some time creating whatever the wind blows my direction.
I’m going to tie up some loose ends; projects begun last year, staring at me from the corners of the studio. And spend more focused time on the memoir and the children’s story.
For at least the first part of March, there will be a transition. A catching up. And I’ll spend time dancing with the critic who keeps stepping on my toes, telling me I “should” do this or that instead of what I feel I must do.
And I will be gentle with myself about all of it.
I went into this 100 day project with the goal of doing something creative every day behind the brush, the pen, or the lens. While I’d love to have 100 “things” that are neat and themed and uniform, that’s not going to happen right now, not for me. And that’s okay.
I will at least have 100 days of doing and being creative and that’s a habit I can carry forward post-project and live with. Happily.
But for the sake of having some little thing to show for the morning, I took @alanaofloveandlight (on Instagram) suggestion today and played with watercolors on small bits of paper.
Practice, practice, practice!