Wednesday, March 29, 2006

21 Day Challenge - Days 1, 2 and 3!

I've joined another challenge! This one is so perfect for me right now. It's on Rhonna Farrer's blog and is the 21 Day Challenge.

What *is* The {21} Challenge?It's a challenge that is based on 2 ideas:
1. The idea of creating or breaking (conquering) a habit in 21 days. Studies have shown that it takes 21 days to change. So, choose a habit you want to create or conquer in these 21 days. 2. The idea that art is therapy. We take the 'art journal' angle on this to create for 21 days & journal our feelings,triumphs, failures, etc. It makes the 21 days go alot faster doing something we love.

I'm lovin' this idea for many reasons! The habit I'm going for is exercise - to do SOMETHING each and every single day and become more active. Because of physical limitations I've tried and failed at this many times by trying to be like others. I need to learn that it's ok to do less than others, but more than I'm doing now. So in addition to the journalling each day, I have pages at the back of my book to document the exercise I do. I'm really quite psyched over this!

The journalling process is another challenge in and of itself to me. I used to always love to doodle just for doodling's sake. Now suddenly doodling is all the rage in the scrapbook world. So my art challenge is to only use my black marker on my pages and to doodle for expression's sake and not worry about being graded or judged. So far I've learned that I don't really care for the larger end of the pen!

4 comments:

Maggie said...

I luv your doodle, great attitude about your art.
Maggie

lori said...

love the doodles! I also really like your cards.. esp the one to your hubby.. really cute!

Andrea said...

your doodling so amazing! i love the butterful on day 3!

Anna Aspnes said...

i love the sheer simplicty of your pages. Sometimes less is more you know! Great work!