I have been having a discussion with myself lately about all of these daily or weekly projects that I am working on now, or that I have attempted in the past. Daily creative projects are great ways to discipline oneself into a creative habit, try new things, work out design problems and generate new ideas. However, I have been taking much longer than I should to complete my daily efforts. I get so wrapped up in the little daily things that I am not putting time into bigger projects that will be for sale or get entered into art shows.
The little daily stuff is just for me, which is still important, but not the only thing in my creative world. I don’t want to give them up, as the index card challenge has been a great learning experience, and I want to complete the past years that I started – that was a goal I set for myself, and there are so many goals that I have not met. I wonder how much more I would have grown creatively by now had I known about these little daily art doses in college or even high school.
Since I have not been stitching at all lately, I picked up the 4×4″ daily project again to get back into the needle and thread. Here are all the squares that I have done since attempting the challenge back in September:
Some winners, some not, I have learned from them all. Now I am behind again on the index card goal, and I managed to bring home five more books from the library to read. I am very glad I have all of these things to do.