HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!
Today is our national holiday! Happy Birthday Canada!
It has now been 6 months that I have been participating in CED2010 and creating something new every day. So I thought I might take a bit of time to reflect today. Any journey --whether into creativity, a major project or a big trip-- starts with a single action, a single step. And that is how I started:
There is now a little creation for everyday of 2010 in my CED2010 blank books. I have finished one book and almost finished the second.
Only 9 pages left to go on #2! It would be finished except for the fact that I don't take it when I travel and instead do my little creations on a sketchpad. I must start shopping for #3!
So what have I learned?
- I am creative after all! I had my doubts before starting this.
- Experimentation is fun!
- Doing little things first is giving me the courage to try bigger things.
- There are SO MANY talented people out there in Blogland! You WOW me every day even if I don't often comment.
- You are such a great supportive community!
- It is possible to do something creative every day.
- Smaller is often easier, at least for my schedule.
- I (still) can't draw a straight line free hand.
- I (still) doubt I will make it successfully through the 2010 challenge but hey, I'm halfway there. That is something to cheer about! YAY!!!
- Trying different media is very cool - there are things I love (and dislike) about each of them. Here are a few of my favourites:
- Watercolour pencils:
- Pastel Pencils:
- Pencil sketch:
- Other: This is the only dot image I've done but I liked it!
- And last but far from least - something I'd never even heard of or seen before starting this journey - my Zen Doodles (very tough choice, I like so many of these!)
For Canada Day we are going to a friend's who lives on the Ottawa River on a great beach! Unfortunately it is very cool here today. Too cool for me to swim. Too bad.
I made Rhubarb Mooncake to take and created a new version of it Rhubarb and Blueberries with whole wheat flour instead of white flour. It may be a disaster. We shall see later!
More reflections perhaps later.