I’m loving the new studio! It feels so grown up to have a space like this. One that doesn’t have my personal projects and paperwork strewn on the tables, one where the storage is down stairs and out of the way, one where you walk in to a beautiful storefront before you walk through the classroom and storage are. This move was a long time in the making and I’m so very grateful for every part of it. It is a huge validating reminder of how important it is to wait on Divine appropriate timing rather than pushing my own agenda! Coming to a place where I am (was and will be) willing to wait and rest in the unknown has been one of the greatest lessons and blessings in this whole process.
As I started this new adventure of 176 Race Street I knew that it would be important to document the first days in a creative way. I started the #176RaceStreetfirst100days hashtag on instagram to keep myself motivated to make something every day. I am doing the projects on 3.5″x3.5″ cards (a.k.a. zentangle tiles) that I have taped to my office window in a 10×10 grid.
It has been really fun to see the empty cards get filled up.
here are a few of my favorites so far..
and here is what the wall looks like 39% complete
So far I’ve learned a few things 1. It is easier to make something when I have scheduled the time 2. on days when I don’t feel particularly inspired I give myself permission to just throw down some color with the premise that something is better than nothing and done is better than good (sometimes) 3. it is incredibly rewarding to see a project take shape by having the blank pieces up ahead of time it is keeping me on track.
I’m already thinking ahead to what I’m going to “do” with my pieces when I complete them. Honestly they will probably just stay there for a while..then maybe make it into a binder of some sort or maybe sell them? What do you think? A few of them would qualify to be part of my 1000 houses project…more on that in another blog post!
One of my favorite pieces was done during a session of “truth cards” I lead at my church. I want to do more of that! Anyone interested in a session of “truth cards” join me this Sunday (sept 10) from 1-2:30. Click here to register.