Last year I began a weekly practice (morphed from the practice of Teresa Robinson) of creating a card for the week using a playing card as the base. I’d include words and highlights of the week on one side and then choose my favorite photo of the week from my selfie practice for the other side. I enjoyed that practice – until I didn’t. I think it’s really important to pay attention to when things don’t feel supportive and wonderful and exciting anymore and be willing to let them go. I believe the conscious part of that decision is what’s important – we can all let things slide because we have an interruption or can’t find time and then they never happen again. But that’s not consciously letting something go. So it kind of hangs there nagging at you to get back to it; to find the level of engagement you once had but can’t find again. If instead you pay attention to letting things go, you’ve consciously freed up space for something else to flow in. I’ve been all about paying attention to the flow lately.
And I’ve been feeling called to find a new creative practice this summer to document and highlight my week. After all I’ve declared I’m embracing a summer project I’m calling my Creativity Cauldron Ecstatic Practice Me-Full-Out. One of the gifts of a big immersion project is that lots can happen and I fully expect in three months I’ll be in a different place than I am now. But also one of the things that happens, at least for me with big projects, is that I can lose the details of how things progress.
This week Kristen of Twinkle, Twinkle blog kicked off her annual play-along-party The Summer of Color 4: Smudge, Splash & Pop! The invitation is to create something (anything) each week using the provided color combination prompt. And then link and peek at what others have created. I played along last summer and had lots of fun and I’m playing along this year as well. Do consider joining in yourself, and be sure to check out what everyone else is creating as well.
I’ve decided this is the perfect format for my weekly documentation, so each week I’m going to create a little mini journal. This week’s color prompt was Aqua Blue & Yellow with a pop of Hot Pink. And here’s my journal:
And here’s a peek of me in a pop of Hot Pink:
While summer doesn’t officially begin until next Saturday, I say I’m already on the right track with color. What about you? Are you playing in the SOC challenge? Have a favorite color that shouts summer to you? Do you have a practice to keep track of your days/weeks/projects? Do tell – you know I love to hear.