The April Blog along challenge - Day One

I will admit that I am getting a head start on day one by starting to write my day one post the day before. I have a long week of admin ahead with a massive deadline on Friday and honestly, I knew if I didn’t get a head start on something, that this would be the first thing to go and fall off my list - yet it’s the only thing on it right now that I really want to engage with - so rather than stop before I even start, here I am!

I don’t know if we are going to have a prompts list so I am going to ramble on a little about what I have going on with me right now. I have been very much scaled back or pared down for the past 8 weeks or so. I have been struggling a lot with anxiety and having a lot on my plate has been adding to that stress so I have scaled back everything to its barest of bones so that I might be able to get my head back on straight.

side view of my fauxdoris in progress

side view of my fauxdoris in progress

That seems to have worked but of course the list of things that I am “supposed to” or “should be” doing is waiting for me like some kind of monster I dreamt in a nightmare and then manifested in my life. So what I am doing is adding 2 projects back on to my list. One is to work on my oracle deck. I have it all planned out and in a fun twist I decided to make it all digitally using elements of my art to create it, so I am very excited about that and the other is a project making essentially fauxdoris / midoris / travellers notebooks but artist- style, so the covers are board, there is texture and glazing and all sorts of yummy stuff with plenty of room to add collage fodder and inserts to journal on. I have made a few and a friend suggest I do something with them, so that is going to be my next thing!

I guess that is me for today!

So I shall sign off.

Happy Monday and Day one of the Blog Along for April!

top down view of my fauxdoris

top down view of my fauxdoris