Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Book of Days

Just before the new year I signed up for the Book of Days Program. For those who haven't heard of it, it's a year long Journal Art & Memory Keeping journey with Effy Wild. It is totally free but you must sign up to have access to it (you can click the above link for details and sign-up).

This is the cover. Took me 3 days to finish  it and like it. I will definitely not have the time to work on it daily but it is fun and instructing nevertheless.

If you have never done this kind of a daily-art exercise I strongly encourage you to. It will help you discover yourself as an artist, what you like and what you dislike, where you need to improve, learn new mediums and techniques, make mistakes and find ways to turn them into something good. It is also stress free, since you are free too explore, make and correct mistakes, take notes, have fun while doing it, no worries about cost of ruined materials because all you need to begin is an old book and some basic supplies.

I'd like to hear from you if you decide to take this challenge. Please leave me a note here if you do and i'll come and see how you are doing.


As part of the program you are encouraged to pick a word for 2012. Mine is FAITH.  I want to learn to live by faith and try less to solve things by myself . 2011 has clearly showed me that it is only by the grace of our Lord that we can experience true happiness.

Just before Christmas I was desperately asking for a sign to find out which way to go and the sign came right while I was praying for it. 2012 will be a year in which I will pay more attention to the voice of God and try to record my experience so I have a place to find encouragement in harder times.


Effy said...

Absolutely beautiful cover, and as far as your write up about a daily art practice? I couldn't have said it better myself. xo

estonia said...

Yummy cover! Love the eyes.

Meda said...

Thanks Effy, I coudn't be happier reading such words from you.

Meda said...

Thanks, estonia, the eyes are from a package of socks I kept for "one day". I would have preferred to put my eyes, but it would have meant more delay.

Anonymous said...

Wow este absolut superb! Iti admir f mult creativitatea si bunul gust! Ai putea sa faci asa ceva si pt un guest book? Mult spor ;) Mona

Meda said...

Nu stiu, depinde de motivatie. Pentru o vreme nu vreau sa ma implic in alte priecte creative decat cele personale. 2011 a fost un an care m-a stors de prea multa energie si acum vreau sa-mi "reincarc bateriile".