100 Day Project Day 4

Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

*This is part four of a four-part project. Read parts one, two, and three.

Day 4 of The 100 Day Project: Today I wanted to get the Morning Scribble done and posted to Instagram quickly. I’m trying to spend less focusing on it and more time completing it, so that I don’t get too caught up on getting it “right”. The Morning Scribble practice is proving to be a really valuable insight into my creative anxieties. Yesterday I could barely focus on the task at hand because my head was all over the place with other things I wanted to have my hands in, and I had to really keep reminding myself to slow down and keep my attention on what I was working on.

Today was different. I set out to get it done quickly and to avoid overworking it, and I found that my mind just sort of checked out. Like I subconsciously was telling myself that if I wasn’t going to put a lot of time into it, I was just not going to get very engaged. I guess that’s the struggle in all creative practice though, at least for me. I’m always working to be in the Goldie Locks zone of engagement with my work, and to escape all-or-nothing thinking.

We’ll see if I can get closer to that zone during tomorrow morning’s exercise.

For the past three days I’ve been working on an upcycled basket planter a bit each day, and today it’s done!

I added a gold rim to it using the Krylon 18kt Gold Leafing Pen and dressed up the drip tray with a bunch of gorgeous sea shells I’ve been holding onto forever. There are major beauty vibes for this bonsai-in-progress rose bush and I’m really loving it.

Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

Fingers crossed that the rose bush makes a full recovery. It’s just too cute to die. Feel free to send thoughts and good vibes during these trying times.

Tomorrow we start something new! Spoiler: it’s another plant project so buckle up because it’s going to be awesome.

Morning Scribbles on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

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*Update: Read parts one, two, and three.