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42 days have already passed since the 100 day project began.
The last time I joined in was 2019 and I got about half way before slowing down...
I am using up my scraps and stash, making mini books for mini shelves and receptacles.
I’m finding it is a great way to use my resources too, perusing the pages of bookbinding books, testing projects, trying new bindings and experimenting.
What project would you challenge yourself to do for 100 days?
February and March have found me understanding just how much I take my body for granted. I have been experiencing lots of joint and muscle sensitivity and soreness, which has me limping and hobbling about, moving carefully and even slower than what I already do!
I was feeling overwhelmed, so I took time off to reduce the build up of activity, have seen the doctor and done some tests, but it wasn’t that helpful. Likely, it is the ageing process, though I feel too young to be stiff and hobbling! Will gather other perspectives via naturopathy and a close friend who practices Ayurveda.
In the meantime, I’ve been reflecting on how much my body supports me and how distraught I’ve felt when it hasn’t worked normally!
How do you move around each day?
How does your body carry you?
I’m in awe of my feet, wondering how two small body parts carry the rest around!?
So this is the moment to imagine an ode to your body and the movement it allows you everyday. Write, draw, paint, sing your praise...
We don’t thank it enough.
Sometimes we feel overburdened, like we are drowning in work, activity, demands and expectations, so we are familiar with that sense of inundation.
However, not all of us have lived through the devastation of natural disaster. Incredibly, over the years, in different places, I have experienced a serious earthquake, lost a home and all of my possessions in a fire and dealt with the clean up after rising river floods.
Nature certainly reminds us that we are not the controllers of this world. It is a harsh reality, leading to introspection...
When have you felt inundated, literally or figuratively?
Moved to distraction...
What does it mean to be distracted? How does it feel? Is there a pattern and, if so, what does it look like? Does it come back full circle?
Draw, write, design your distraction flow chart...
For me, it seems there is not much difference between wondering and wandering. It has always helped me find inspiration. Creative dabbling is good for the soul, I couldn't imagine life without it and often surprise myself by what I come up with.