Day 1 of 100 Days - have almost made it through the first day and so far so good!
I am joining Rowena's (Warrior Girl) challenge: 100 _ in 100 Days. Check out her blog for a pledge and more info on where it could take you.
My goal is to spend at least 30 minutes a day being creative - it could be collage, ATCs, journalling, photography, writing.
As well, I want to use these 100 days to be kind to myself - to eat better, to exercise or dance, to meditate and to be more positive. (Nothing like putting it out there for all to take note of! and yes, losing weight, is I hope, part of the taking care of myself!)
Three months is generally thought of as the time needed to change a bad habit or develop a new one. These are my goals then - to develop the habit of creating daily and being active and positive.
As Rowena suggested I am keeping a journal of my journey.
I finished my ATCs for the "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" Exchange today and mailed them off. (Once the exchange as been made I will share the results.)
As well I have been working on a watercolour collage - using pieces from previous works as a background. It has been fun.
I found the perect symbol for it - the heron.
I have been drawn to this graceful bird for a long time. In most places where I have lived, there have been herons. Recently one has nested at a large pond near us and I have seen it several times. Last summer I was only metres away from one while in a park in Victoria. I took a lot of photos.
Ever since reading about the symbolism of the heron on Collage Diva's blog, I have wanted to use it in my art. The symbolism of this bird is well known in Chinese, native and Egyptian cultures.
It is a symbol of going with the flow and of working with the elements.
For Native people it represents inquisitiveness, determination, curiosity.
For the Chinese, it represents patience, strength,purity, long life.
II am not sure where I want to go with this but I have definitely enjoyed the process.