I hope you’ll all enjoying some extra time off over Easter. We haven’t got any firm plans but I’m looking forward to some time off from work and fitting in some creating at my desk.
A few things have caught my eye this week on the internet:
You are enough
I liked this article on being a minimalist but not missing out by Courtney at Be More With Less and specifically this quote she included from Melissa Camara Wilkins:
“You are enough, and you have enough, and you don’t need more stuff to make you more you.”
I love the concept of enough. It’s not doing without and is instead knowing what you need and what’s enough for you. I still have to work at this though but this quote is a good one to remember.
Last year I took Studio Calico’s Paint.Plan.Play class run by Ashley Goldberg. One of my favourite techniques that Ashley taught was making patterns with stamps. Tina from Life.Love.Paper shared this post that it is another take on using stamps to create a pattern. She showed two ways to make very different patterns from the same stamp kit and I loved the second abstract pattern pattern she created and it proves how versatile a stamp set can be. I think I can see me having a play with my stamps this weekend to see what patterns I can come up with.
The 100 day project
I started seeing this project mentioned on Instagram the other day. I’ve briefly thought about a 365 day photo project in the past and then come to my senses! But a 100 days seems a little more doable. I’m still on the fence about whether to do it and what to do, but if I do go for it I think it would be photo related. The project starts on Monday 6th April so I have a few more days to think about it. More details are available on the #The100DayProject webpage. Also as this is an Instagram project it’s worth searching on the hashtag #The100DaysProject to see what people are planning to do for their own projects.
And in case you were wondering the photo at the top of the post is of native British wild daffodils. They're smaller and paler than the variety that people plant in gardens and they only grow in certain parts of the UK. I took this photo a few years ago in Gloucestershire.
Have a great weekend!