The last few weeks of school have been packed with activities and Becca has been home sick from school, so it’s been difficult to fit time in for art. Missing days in my daily project has been causing me a lot of anxiety and guilt. I’ve been setting high expectations for my pages, trying to come up with new and different ideas for what I create and putting a lot of pressure on myself to write stories with meaning. But then I thought back to how this whole project began and the only goal I ever had for it: create something every day. That was it. I always kept my pages small and the materials basic so that the project was doable and not a hassle. It was never meant to cause me stress, it was supposed to bring me joy just in the simple act of exercising my creative muscle. I’m happy I’ve grown, I’m happy my skills and interests have expanded, but I’m not happy that it’s causing me stress during a time that I can not accept any more stress into my life. So, as Oliver and I kept vigil over our sick little Becca, I went back to the basics, I went back to what I love, I went back to the thing that brings me the most joy – collage. As I’ve gone down this creative path and headed towards a life with more art in it, I have continually been told the same piece of advice – follow your heart. Today my heart reminded me that my favorite path is covered in paper scraps and lined with a glue-stick forest. And it felt good to immerse myself back into that world, back into that place that makes me feel most at home. 142-143/365.
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