So it is officially October, and with a new month comes a few things ...
First, your 'just-for-instance' gift, a printable calendar for your personal enjoyment:
(if you have issues with downloading the image, email me and I will send you a PDF)
Feel free to download and print out this calendar for your personal use this month.
Secondly, a mini moth-in-review mash-up. Somehow I missed doing a 'best-of' August so I have combined the best of August AND September from my Instagram.
I am always interested to see which and what images of mine make the 'best of'. One of the reasons that I participated in the #100day challenge was to see which of my different art interests would be most prevalent. As usual what I discovered during my #100daysofvirginiacreates is that I am drawn to many, many artistic endeavors. Another plus of participating in the #100day challenge was that it made me conscious of creating each day. At first I thought that I didn't need the 'challenge' as I am usually 'creating' something every day.
However when I reached my 100 days and the pressure was off, that when I realized that I needed the 'challenge', not so much as a reminder to 'make something' but as permission to create every day! The desire to make art and the ideas are with me ALL the time, but unless I have some kind of exterior demand, such as a gallery opening, a due date or even a casual challenge, I tend to let life outrank my art.
(I believe this stems from my catholic upbringing, if I enjoy doing something just for myself, it must be WRONG?!?!? anyone else familiar with that thought process?!?)
So with my new awareness of the importance of some exterior commitment, I am jumping on to the #inkober bandwagon.