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A Wrap Up for the Our Creative June Challenge

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Community, Daily Shalagh, Friendship, Visual Me | 4 comments

A Wrap Up for the Our Creative June Challenge

And just like that, we’ve come to the end of Our Creative June! I hosted this challenge on Instagram where I encouraged people to join me in creating something daily in the month of June and post it with the #OurCreativeJune and #OurCreativeSelves hashtags, and they did! These artists and creatives stepped up onto the platform alongside me and we collectively creatively kicked butt. When I chose to double my offerings to arting twice daily by taking on the ICAD (index card a day) challenge as well as my 100 Day Project (...

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All the Things

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Ahas, Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

All the Things

She said she was going to get “ All the Things” done while she was kid free. And I knew exactly what she meant. And now I realize why it felt so familiar. Both with my to do lists and in my creative endeavors, I fear “All the Things” are beyond what anyone needs to try to do. And I am overwhelmed and in a constant state of lack for pursuing this lie of accomplishment happiness. Seems this is very much a Creative’s curse. We are excited by all the possibilities and want to see how each thing will add to our lives. All the...

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The 100 Day Project: Days 55 through 75

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Pretty Pictures, She's Crafty, Visual Me | 0 comments

The 100 Day Project: Days 55 through 75

Back in April I started something I had previously believed was impossible for me. I began a 100 Day Challenge. I am doing a sketch a day with pencil and pastels on a 4 x 6 card. I am using everyday objects as an homage to the ordinary everyday experience that we all have in common. And I’m actually on day 76! I knew I could do this challenge based on my previous Summer’s completion of the ICAD (index card a day) challenge which is two months long. And in fact, I decided to go ahead and do the ICAD challenge this year in addition...

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Our Creative June Week One

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, She's Crafty, Visual Me | 0 comments

Our Creative June Week One

A week into Our Creative June creativity challenge on Instagram and the excitement is all there. To feel and watch as people grab a hold of the idea of creativity as a gift they can give themselves daily is so satisfying. I know that for me, it always brings such a jolt to my esteem when I create. And then sharing it with my community gives me another happy zing. Am delighted to say that after a week run, there are over 120 posts of creations on the #OurCreativeJune page and there are at least 25 participants including myself. I give you a...

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The 100 Day Project : Days 34 through 54

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Visual Me | 3 comments

The 100 Day Project : Days 34 through 54

Me and my fellow 100 Day Project participants have just passed the halfway mark in this challenge. And the project feels like a living organism and I am along for the ride it is giving me. Yet I’m feeling a calm come over me. It’s the knowledge that I am good for my word. My inner child has been able to play every day for nearly two months. That is a noble and worthy attempt. The fact that you have a given task to create allows for you to not debate over “if” but allows for you to further decide the when of your task and “how” it...

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Our Creative June 2018

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Visual Me | 1 comment

Our Creative June 2018

Upon doing a bit of research on myself two months plus ago to see if I thought I was capable of carrying through with a hundred day challenge, I saw that I’d forgotten why this was even more true and I was positively capable. I’d participated in back to back challenges yes which totaled 100 days. But I’ve also hosted a few creative challenges on Instagram myself. One I hosted in May of 2017, #OurCreativeMay, led me and the participants to create the hashtag #OurCreativeSelves . And since I’m already in for the penny...

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100 Day Project : Days 14 Through 33

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Ahas, Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Visual Me | 2 comments

100 Day Project : Days 14 Through 33

I’ve passed the month mark for the 100 Days Challenge. Or 100 Days of Shalagh as I’ve hashtagged it on Instagram. And as I suspected, it’s not been that hard to do. Partly because I knew going in I’d already proven I could create for 100 days straight (See my starting post on the background to this decision). And partly because the size and medium limits, much like the ICAD challenge, were contained so that it was not daunting to do a 4 × 6 drawing or sketch. And I’m of the mind that done is good enough. The...

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100 Day Project : First Two Weeks

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Visual Me | 2 comments

100 Day Project : First Two Weeks

It would seem I’m two weeks into my 100 Day Project. And it’s been a real joy to be participating. I have no regrets for joining other than that I wish I knew my medium better. But I think this project will be the teacher of that lesson undoubtedly. I began only with the idea of quick sketches in mind. But I quickly realized that the items available for quick sketches were also everyday objects. Mundanity is laying about the house all the time. And such a realization elevates the everyday object to something bigger. Our everyday...

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100 Days Project Starts Tomorrow

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Visual Me | 0 comments

100 Days Project Starts Tomorrow

I’m doing the 100 days project starting tomorrow because for so very long, I felt like I couldn’t create. At this point, I’ve spent the better part of my adult life selling myself short. I know everyone around me knew I could do way more than I was allowing myself to see I could do. Tragic but not unchangeable. I started to think, actually hear the words “I can” in my head somewhat recently. That every time I thought of possibilities of achievement, I didn’t suddenly feel like some sort of snail that wanted to retreat...

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100 Day Challenge and a Spring Soul Selfie Challenge

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Visual Me | 1 comment

100 Day Challenge and a Spring Soul Selfie Challenge

Back on March 16th, 2018, I announced that I would be participating in this year’s 100 Day Challenge. Because it seemed I’d already done that last Summer thinking the entire time that I’d never be able to commit to anything for that long. The 100 Day Project starts tomorrow on April 3rd and you are all welcome to join this global creativity project with me. When we commit to our creativity, we commit to being our authentic selves. We build self-trust and end up feeling more involved with a community of like-minded people...

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