Friday, January 3, 2020
I have more creative fire in me now than I've had in years. Quite possibly this is because I stopped following anything political, anywhere/everywhere, about a month ago. I'm done with that shit. Yeah, the world is coming apart at the seams; but it's the only world I'll ever be alive in. So I've turned my focus back to creativity.
I've immersed myself in a new project, for myself only, inspired by the work of Shelley Rhodes, who I follow on IG. Bringing together collage, stitching, a bit of watercolor, and sketchbookery. I have no intention of sharing any of this, it's purely for my enjoyment. But I just wanted you to know about this activity that has captured my imagination.
I've also started a small passport sized collage journal of vintage papers and stamps. And won't be sharing this either.
I started one of those "gratitude" jars for this year. Two magical, creative days thus far. And although I haven't played along with the word-for-the-year thing in eons, I have decided my word for 2020 is "magic."
There's resonance in "2020" and I decided to release my formerly-cynical self and focus on all the good in my life/in the world every day.
And to use the good stuff, the stuff I've been saving, the stuff I haven't wanted to use!
Happy New Year, friends. Hope your year is filled with wonder and gratitude. xx