Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The daily card, week 11: Q1 edition

As of today, April 1, I am now exactly 90 cards in and a quarter of the way through 2015.

Some of the novelty has definitely worn off this project. I have pretty much run through the backlog of ideas that I started the year with and I've had to work a little harder to get the ideas to flow. And I often find myself dragging my feet about sitting down at my desk and making a card at the end of a long day. But I am learning to "trust the process," as they say- to know that the ideas will come once I get my hands moving. And I am always happy I made something and almost always happy with the result. Especially at the end of a blah or frustrating day, creating something gives me a sense of accomplishment in just a few square inches.

As daunting as it is to remember that I have 270+ cards stretching out before me between now and the end of this project, it is so cool to flip through my ten pages of cards (they are in trading card protectors) and see everything I've made so far. If I didn't work through the hump of "I don't feel like doing this today," I wouldn't have all this.

Because it's all about taking it one day at a time. I can't think of a better illustration of the idea that "big things happen one day at a time." (This is the goal tracker that was a big part of the idea to attempt something every day for a year.) The thing is, I don't have to come up now with the ideas for the 270 remaining days. I don't even have to have a plan for that day's card when I sit down at my desk. It is all about making the creativity happen one day at a time.

The cards, as fun as they are, are not much individually. But having a body of work that I've contributed to on a daily basis is pretty cool. It makes me think about how much else I could make progress on if I chipped at a project every day, just a few minutes at a time. Good stuff.


  1. This is such a lovely idea! I'm really impressed that you've kept it up so far. I disagree that they're not much individually, though. The mixed media work is gorgeous. I especially love the collages (there's one of wine pouring out in one of your earlier weeks that's really lovely).

    1. Thanks so much, Theresa! And I'm glad you like the collages - I love collage but it tends to intimidate me a bit, so it's been fun to experiment on a small scale. :)