JANUARY 21

These pictures are day 1 (1/20/19) and day 2 (1/21) of my Memory boxes. Day I realized that it needed research. Day 2 shows the results it now had the "memories" it needs. On to day 3.

JANUARY 20

My project is Memory boxes and this is my first one. Started looking at all the spoons, needed research. This is going to talk a few more days for background. looking forward to doing more. 

JANUARY 21

Of my 100 day project. Plugging along! 

JANUARY 20

My first two blocks on my journey to completing Dear Jane. About 5.5” square. One pieced, one foundation pieced.

JANUARY 21

Maggie Miller's Day 2 post card.

JANUARY 20

Maggie Miller's first day post card

JANUARY 20

1-20-19 Day 1 Beginning Again

Sometimes life just happens. The best laid plans, the dreamiest of dreams, the greatest hopes for the future all have a way of taking their own course. At times we are left having to make decisions that restructure our lives, or in some cases, cause us to give up. Neither is an easy decision and neither happens overnight.

When everything about the daily routine of life seems to be a chore, and you realize that you are tired of your own company, it is time for a change.

My life has changed course over the last several years. More recently, I have been “nesting,” building my very own cocoon of comfort and safety.  Gradually however,  I have been finding that just that is not enough. I have begun to recognize that I need to reach out and become a part of daily life once again. While I could choose to continue to live a quiet hermit-like existence, safe from the hurts and trials of relationships, I find I am missing out on that important interaction with humanity. Slowly, I have been opening myself to new experiences, and pushing myself at times to do the uncomfortable in an attempt to recognize the path ahead.

Even through the most frigid and seemingly desolate of winters, we always know that spring will come. My plan is to find spring once again in my life. In this 100DayProject I plan to focus on rebirth. I want to be re-inspired, and learn to recognize joy in each and every day.

I will call my project…Phoenix Rising.

The rest of the blog thus far can be found at:  100daysphoenix.home.blog

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JANUARY 20

Photo 1- my workspace, photo 2 first attempt at designing mandalas, photo 3 -happy dance - first mandala completed!

Had my subject, workspace, rules and coffee ready before the first step today at 5 something AM. Kind of scary at first but once I got the pencil doing it's work, things got better. Learned a lot just by the attempt: be willing to let go of sense of perfection, did not have all materials needed at the ready like I thought, accuracy in designing is important, one step leads to another, and don't judge yourself--just work and see what happens! Changed one of my rules: Instead of 1/2 hour working, it is now 1/2 working and 1/2 hour redrawing and coloring. Can't wait for tomorrow to add to this one.

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