week five, hair:
Yesterday was hourly comic day. I guess I jump on to every creative bandwagon that I can. I think I have an extra stomach that feeds on creative pursuits and it’s always kind of starving.
January was warm food, family birthdays, furry friends, cold nights and feeling healthy.
I’ve started so many new projects this month that I haven’t had time to actually sit down and write about them. I’m doing another 365 self portrait project, technically my 5th, though it’s my 4th shared online. I’m doing a different theme every week to give it structure and it’s definitely keeping me inspired.
I got another sketch a day journal for Christmas. I filled my last one from my 27th birthday to my 28th and it was a lot of fun. This year I’m coloring my sketches as well.
Another Christmas gift that has unexpectedly changed my life is this dry erase calendar that attaches to the fridge. I have planned a menu every week this month (is it more impressive to say this year? I’ve planned a menu every week this year!) as well as outlined my daily housework tasks. I keep it fairly general, I focus on a single room every day, with Fridays open for whatever problem areas I might have noticed over the week. I don’t let myself worry about anything but the task at hand and I feel so much calmer.
I could also be feeling calmer because I started the DoYouYoga 30 Day Yoga Challenge on the 11th. I finished day 19 today and I can’t imagine starting my day without yoga anymore. I’ll have to find something else to do once the challenge ends! I would like to get back into regular pilates as well, because that always made me happy, but I injured myself last Autumn and felt like I needed something less aerobic to ease myself into a regular fitness routine.
Week One: Rooms
The end of this challenge!
For the past year I have been photographing most of the dinners I cook. I’ve definitely missed some meals when it was something I had already gotten a picture of. I’m still really happy with the way the project has turned out. It’s almost like a menu, on uninspired days I can skim through it and remember a meal that was quick, easy, and tasty. It’s been really exciting, as well, to use it as a little extra push to make new things.
Here are a couple shots from each month of the year. There are more here. Recipes cited where applicable!