Day 12 of The 100 Day Project: Well, yesterday I decided to start an experiment with coloring plarn using paint. And today I have the results. I’m happy to report that it worked! Both types of paint stayed on the bags just fine, and I had no problem turning the bags into plarn. Some of the paint came off onto my hands, but I expected some of that. Plus, it washed right off. I’m interested to see what they look like when made into something. Here are some pics from today’s endeavors.Read More
Day 9 of The 100 Day Project: On some real shit, today was a struggle. It was just a stressful day for personal life reasons and on top of that it’s been a bumpy couple of days energetically speaking. For seemingly no reason I put up my morning scribble thinking “I should just not do these. Everyone probably thinks it’s stupid,” then pretty much listed off all the reasons in my head why I’m going to fail at basically everything.
For reasons unrelated but also probably not, I was crying in my car a few hours later.
Yeah, it sucks. But here’s why I actually embrace these days and am glad when they happen.Read More
Day 8 of The 100 Day Project: Today was a bit of a departure from the stuff I’ve been doing over the last week. First, instead of drawing objects during my morning scribble I was drawn to words instead. So, since I didn’t set a limitation on what my Morning Scribble could be, I went with it. Nothing fancy, just the words “make it happen” on a scrap of paper. I’m not sure if it’s a total change in direction or just a detour but I may do another tomorrow. A theme that is running through my head is, “things I need to hear”. We’ll see.
And in another departure from the norm of the last week, I ended up doing something else a little different today.Read More
Day 6 of The 100 Day Project: Today has been such a struggle, energetically. But I like the project I started today so I’m excited to share it.
I mentioned yesterday that I’d be starting another upcycled planter project today, and that’s what I did. But instead of a basket or a vintage cup, I’m using a T-shirt and an empty Coffee Mate container to make a planter of the hanging variety.
What can I say? I’ve got a lot of plants that need homes right now.Read More
Day 5 of The 100 Day Project: Today I’m once again putting something that’s supposed to be big into something very small (hey now) because FUN FACT: just like you can bonsai a rose bush, you can also bonsai a lilac bush.
So wtf is my problem? I love flowers but hate going outside, that’s what.
It’s my dream in life to be able to enjoy my favorite flowers without getting attacked by every insect in the world, so maybe I can get a little closer to that dream here. We’ll see. As long as I don’t kill it.Read More
Day 4: 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 the scribble.
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.Read More
Day 3! Fun fact: you can bonsai a rose bush by trimming back and restricting the growth of its roots, and that’s exactly my intention for the rose I put in this planter.
It was in a pretty bad way when I got ahold of it, which is why I decided to hurry up and get it planted last night. Hopefully it’ll pull through and be a stunner.Read More
It’s day 1 of the 100 Day Project! I also returned to Instagram today, so that’s exciting. In addition to the morning scribble, I did some work repurposing / upcycling an old basket into a planter (upcycling or repurposing something every day is the second thing I’m doing for The 100 Day Project, and blogging is the third).
So let’s get into it.Read More