This note is mainly to introduce the white elephant between us. That giant white elephant, that sits comfortably between us called #My100DayProject.
The intent is to gracefully let it go, and create some space for more coffee and more conversations.
So. First, I must acknowledge my failure in keeping you posted on it.
If you know me personally, you know I have this uncanny ability to disappear from Insta/Twitter/FB in a blink of an eye, and I would like to believe in today’s day and age, it is a super human ability! I perhaps could have handled Social Media better when I was younger, but then those days are gone and are not going to come back, so you’ll have to deal with this superhuman version of me. And I must thank you enormously with all my heart for that! **Clap Clap**
Coming back to my 100 Days of Art. As you know, I can’t keep myself from creating. So, it is important for you to understand that it’s not that, that I haven’t created, the truth is I haven’t posted. Truth is I felt overwhelmed, beyond something that I can express. Truth is I was exhausted. Truth is also cloddish. Truth is everyday life was going on full steam in parallel:
Laundry—You know how I hate laundry. I’d any day prefer Instagram-ing and daydreaming to that, but we live a life, where we prefer clean clothes as much.
iPhone—My kid started hating my iphone. It was taking his precious mom’s attention more than he expected. Mom wasn’t liking it either.
Lunch—More often than not I was relying on our favorite ‘Maggi.’ Not a good idea.
Flora—I was buying flowers everyday for the shoot, that’s too much for the safety of the flora of the world!
Health—I was skipping my walks. Can you believe that?! This I say with round eyes. And then I repeat. Can you believe that?!
So, I dropped the idea of posting everyday, keeping only what is more important than that. And that is Create Everyday.
My #100DaysOfArt have been absolutely beautiful, nourishing, enriching and totally enthralling!
‘Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.’ ~ Rumi
I challenge you to take this up once in life. Here are my learnings. And I promise I’ll always be there for you to encourage & cheer!
1. Just show up. The muse will show up too.
2. It may not always be as beautiful as you expect it to be. But believe me, it is more beautiful than anything else in the world. It is a part of you, and you will always be beautiful.
3. Stop doubting, start doing.
4. Do not let this thought ‘What if I fail?’ stop you. It didn’t stop me.
5. Just get up and work everyday. Yes, **alone**
6. Remember why are you doing this. **For yourself**
7. What if it doesn’t end in 100 days? Doesn’t matter. Take more time. **I took longer**
8. Remember it is like practicing creativity. Have fun. Don’t be too serious about it.
9. Pick something that is doable for you.
10. Do it for the process.
Write to me at ana(at)prettypinkpebbles(dot)com if you wish to discuss this any further.
So, there I put a closure to something I wanted to before the end of this year.
I can now see a white tail leaving this white peaceful room. That leaves us again, just you and me, with the zest for love, life and all things simply beautiful!
I look forward to see each other more in 2018!
Thank you for reading this.