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My 100 Day Project ’20 : Days 51 – 75

I am nearly finished my 1oo Day Project for ’20 , my labor of lockdown love titled 100 Days of Shalagh. I have created a mixed media collage daily on a 2 x 4 inch piece of paper.

The stunning part of the 100 day project is that when you get to the halfway point, you feel like it’s an amazing milestone for your project. And when you get to three quarters point, you are feeling like the finish line is in sight. I am less than 15 days from being done so stay tuned for the grand finish.

If you’d like to see the rest of this project, Go here for days 1 through 25 for the 100 days of Shalagh ’20.

And go here for days 26 through 50.

And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

My 100 Day Project ’20 : Days 26 – 50

I’ve been rolling along with my 100 day project during this Pandemic of Covid-19. While I’m happy to say, I’m three quarters of the way through, I have neglected to share pictures from the quarter mark to the half way mark. So here’s the #100daysofshalagh, art and collage on tiny cards from day 26 to day 50.

Click on any picture and you can scroll through the gallery with the giant white arrows on left and right of the screen.

If you want to see the first 25 pieces of 100 days of Shalagh, my 100 day project ’20, go here.

And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

The Last of the 100 Day Project 2019 : Days 70 through 100

I wrapped up my second year of participation in the 100 day project in the middle of July, 2019. My last post for the project, Days 36 through 69 for the 100 Day Project 2019, was back in the middle of June !

Summer got ahead of me and I am having fun and making lots of plans for progress on the blog , in my writing, and in claiming my place in the world as an artist.

I am adamant that creativity leads to a better understanding of ourselves and how we fit into the world. Our anxieties want to run us down and out but when we allow ourselves to create, especially on a regular and consistent basis, we create a loop of self-trust that makes us fuller more complete people.

 

 

Thank you so much for following along with me during my project. I felt the encouragement and enthusiasm of my audience and it makes all the difference to stay the course when you know that people are invested in you. I hope you’ll join me next April, 2020 for my next 100 Days of Shalagh.

Go HERE to see the first two weeks of the 100 Days of Shalagh 2019.

Go HERE to see days 19 through 35 of the 100 Days of Shalagh 2019.

Go HERE to see days 36 through 69 of the 100 Days of Shalagh 2019 aka my 100 day project.

Go HERE for a definition and the home of the project. Or search the #100DayProject hashtag on social media.

And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

100 Day Project 2019 : Weeks One and Two through Day 18

This is the second year that I’m taking on the 100 Day Project. Last year I did both 100 days of sketches and pastels and simultaneously participated in the Index Card a Day challenge with collage and a few other random mediums. The thought of doing all of that again exhausts me.

This year, I decided to just do 100 days of collage on a slightly larger format than an index card. I cut a piece of paper in half and decided that was neither too big nor too small. It was just right. And everyday(almost) I get into the craft room and I stand there and I craft. Read about my start Here.

Here’s the thing, you are sure that there’s nothing that you could possibly commit to every day. But that’s bunk. You certainly can. You are committed to putting clothing on everyday. You concede that activity will take a certain amount of time and you patiently spend that time daily putting that clothing on your body.

Life is all about expectations. I have just added an expectation on to myself. Much like doing the laundry or making dinner or exercising, I expect that I must blog three times a week and now I art daily. Once it’s a non-negotiable in my head, I slide it into my day without a thought. Intentions become habits.

I have missed a day or two with the boy’s birthday/Easter/Spring Break combination this weekend but I am also not worried about it. I’ve also noticed that with this proactive arting, I don’t care too much about whether people are seeing it online. The act of doing it seems to be satisfying in and of itself.

Keep on Keeping on! Art like you mean it. And if you are interested in keeping up with my progress, you can follow along with me on Facebook or Instagram.

See Days 19 through 35 of my 100 Day Project for 2019, here.

See Days 36 through 69 of my 100 Day Project for 2019, here.

And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

The Courage to Create

Our windows are open. I’ve been laying awake n the morning listening to the birdsong. All different types of birds adding their unique love of life to the world. No need for permission to sing or be. Just singing and being.

Collaging daily is coming easier fore this year’s 100 day project. It feels easy to just create. A dozen days in and I do not care what the pieces look like. I am only happy to engage in the process and just be creating.

Courage to create on Shalavee.com

“Remember that in choosing to create you have acted with a rare courage. You have let down the mask; you have called forth your best self; you have taken a chance and revealed your heart to the world. This, no matter how struggling and unformed the creation it brings forth, is a praiseworthy act. For all creation is an act of love, and in the merest making of your art you have, in your own small way, made the world a little richer, a little warmer, and a little more filled with love.”


Kent Nerburn – Dancing with the Gods (thanks to Tara Leaver for quoting)

Anything that you do daily becomes not only habitual but ritual. There’s a sense of purposeful clarity on our daily promises to ourselves. Remove the negotiation and the act becomes a prayer for a better life. There is nothing more noble that a commitment to ones happiness.

Courage to create on Shalavee.com

Happy to have you with me on my journey as I let down my mask …

And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

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