Sometimes, things work out the way they’re supposed to.
Take for example, the #100dayproject, which I’ve been completely faithful to since I began on April 7th (I’m on Day 51 of the challenge!). I planned to participate, not knowing 1) how difficult it was to produce a single piece of art every single dang day, and 2) how much I’d need something to put all that effort into.
Sure, as a writer, I create almost daily. But, unless I’m in the buzzy tail-end of a story when the action is speeding up, writing feels like work, and I know I can do it and do it well. The only challenge I face, these days, is getting to the end when I’d rather be doing anything else. However, I am not a mixed media artist. I can’t draw worth a flip, and I don’t know a lot about the different mediums. Over the past few years, I’ve only dabbled. So, I accepted the challenge, and then made my commitment very, very public by announcing it and then posting my daily attempts at art on FB and Instagram. Sometimes, with embarrassing results!
The challenge came along at the perfect time because, now that we’re living in Corona-time, we all need reasons to stay home. I love getting on FB and seeing folks who are baking for the first time ever or building something in their yards that they’d been promising themselves to do for years. My dd has been getting after it, too. She built a goat pen and bought goats! She also built a fire pit in the yard near the pool, and she bought a projector so we can watch movies outdoors, with a fire and lots of citronella candles going to keep away the mosquitoes!
Some states are loosening their stay-at-home orders. Our state never implemented any. However, we’ve been doing our own sheltering, keeping everyone close to home, with only rare visitors and only those who’ve also sheltered. We plan to do this for as long as we need to keep everyone safe. So, we’ll be looking for new challenges and around-the-home projects.
How about you? Are you still self-isolating? Have you finished any longterm projects on your To Do list?
Oh, and here’s my #100dayproject–Day 51 entry. 🙂
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I have been staying home… only going out when I need something… I have done a few projects… right now I am staining shelves and drawers.
I’ve had a pretty quiet time while at home. I have learned how to order groceries online!! Yay!
We have been self-isolating for the most part. My hubby does the shopping and I stay home. We’ve each had doctor appointments via computer – interesting!
I think I mentioned this before… hubby has installed 3 new faucets in our house (kitchen and 2 in the master bath) with one more to go (main bath).
We’ve also been cleaning out our shed (we don’t have a garage or basement) and workers just finished expanding it so that it’s now double in size.
So I guess we’ve been kind of busy but not as productive as we could be.
I love you day 51 project. The colors are beautiful and peaceful. <3
I am currently in a slump. I have several projects to finish and cannot seem to do a single one.