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on the cards :: February

on the cards :: February

February has been a mixed bag of life being so very lifeish. We’ve kicked off another year of school, and the teenagers are back into their work schedules. I’m trying to find a balance of teaching homeschool and keeping on top of the housework and squeezing in creative time and not losing my mind in the process. My card a day project has been slightly harder to keep up with this month, but aside from one day where I didn’t even take a photo, Ive been able to back fill with photos either from my phone camera roll or from my big camera where I started my 100 days project.

Over the next month or so, I expect that will be more common than not – running two projects side by side tends to suck a lot of creative bandwidth, and I don’t want my entire creative life to be restricted to card and photo and nothing else.

This month was a mixed bag: there’s a card of offcuts from a cake topper I made, a cinema ticket from date night, a card wrapped in weaving yarn. Photos to fill the gaps, some just added plain, a couple scrapped fancy project life style. Watercolour sketches, collages, packing and labels from a shopping day. One single empty pocket where life was just too much and I I felt so rubbish with a migraine hangover I couldn’t even snap a pic with my phone.

I continue to enjoy this project, even on the hard days. My goal of the week ahead is to keep on top of the project and complete the cards daily. The craft room ended up in a bit of a disaster after pulling everything out for the show and a gel print session for an artwork in progress. I spent some time tidying it up during the week so, in theory, I have no excuse not to keep up.

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