I always get a sudden surge of energy and optimism in March and April, as the days brighten up and the light starts to change to herald the beginning of spring. Maybe it's the 'hopeful' sightings of daffodils and tulips as they push their way up from the under-ground to test the weather.
As usual at this time of year I have started on a major spring clean and house clearance. This year however, it is with a difference because we have also been undergoing major house renovations. Maybe the fact that our house is now starting to take shape after the disruptions of the previous year also has something to do with my latest surge of creative energy.
While house-clearing, I also wanted to make sure that I made time for creating some new work and along came the 100 Day project, I stumbled across this whilst reading April Klich’s blog - 'With Wool' and it fit the bill perfectly. Here was an opportunity for me to finish some of my UFO’s (…that's 'unfinished objects' to any non-crafters), and other items that I had unearthed whilst spring cleaning my studio!
The idea is to commit to creating everyday for a full 100 days, between April 4th-July 12th, no matter how seemingly small the item or task. The fact is that I always do make something or other everyday of the week but..(and here is the problem), I often don't value or share those smaller makes with anyone else.
So I have committed to creating, and more importantly for me, sharing my progress for the 100 day period. It may be as small as a quick sketch, colour study, dying fleece, reading an art book, spinning yarn, or a completing a finished piece of art-felt. I plan to post these as a weekly roundup on Instagram as #100daysofcreateandshare on Pink Alpaca on Instagram
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In the meantime I will continue to create in my studio, on my travels or even in the garden whenever our unreliable British weather will allow it! Spring has sprung and I'm feeling clutter free, creative and willing to share my love of all things arty and colourful!