New Year's Day -No resolutions -but full of ideas and inspirations.
Last month I happened upon this blog, http://www.creativeeveryday.com/ , which has 2 challenges which I will not try to explain -just go there & see for yourself.
Every November she offers an Art Every Day challenge - which I discovered in Dec. - so I am going to do my own Art Every Day challenge in January - what better time than January -the holidays are over & Spring is still in the very distant future -so it's good time to just hunker down & enjoy making Art.
My only resolution last year was that I would NEVER do a challenge again ! You know - those challenges that tell you what fabric to use - or what theme - or size - yeah,yeah, yeah I know they help you grow & stretch your imagination blah, blah, blah - Well what they did for me was waste my time on stuff I really didn't want to do & keep me from doing what I DID want to - they stressed me out and I now have a bunch of art quilts that I don't really like & don't know what to do with.
So, why am I doing this ? Well I get to do what I want, MY rules - actually NO rules, well just one rule - DO the work - every day for a month. That's it - and NO pressure - I can go small & simple, or finish something that's been on the UFO list forever, any medium, any color. I can make an art quilt, a clay pin, a fabric postcard or a nice artful loaf of bread.
I can still work on bigger WIP (work in progress) projects during the month & maybe even finish some them. That is really my motivation for doing this - every day have something finished. I am a great starter - I LOVE a new project - I love going through all my books & Quilting Arts magazines - I love getting all my stuff out - my paints, dyes, stamps... I love fondling my fabrics -going through my big tubs of fabric & thinking of all the things I can make with them - then having clutter all around me until I put everything away again because I am overwhelmed. So Art Every Day will keep me motivated and blogging will keep me accountable. Let's see how that works !!