Saturday, April 18, 2015

Love Notes To Self

'You Matter'
Handmade papercut (on a different background color) for Day 12 

A simple reminder that uplifts with great impact.

Hello friends! :)

As mentioned in my previous post, I joined in Elle Luna & The Great Discontent's #The100DayProject The way I understand it, it's a 100 day challenge of making and sharing your own unique craft. It is not only restricted to art, it can be anything you are good at - cooking, poetry, dancing, etc. It is a creative challenge wherein daily commitment and dedication to utilize and develop your own unique gift/craft/voice is essentially needed. 

It appealed to me so much since I know in my heart that I finally discovered my passion and I'm enthusiastic about developing it by acting on it as much as I can. I'm curious about what this challenge will make of me as a dedicated papercut artist. :) What's even more interesting about this challenge is that it's like a community of creative and passionate people who support and encourage each other to keep doing what they do best.
I believe that this is gold in achieving progress and success. 

3 days ago, on my '10th day of making', I  suddenly realized the theme I am demonstrating in my artworks for this creative challenge. All messages that I made into handmade papercuts or papercut patterns are the messages I am telling or reminding my own self from time to time when I needed a little push.

Today is Day 13 and most of my works communicate positive messages or affirmations that serve as inspiration for others and more for myself, to be honest. I believe that we all need to see positive words to have positive thoughts and a positive life eventually.

It's like our reality aligning with our positive mindset.

And so I thought, I'll continue doing that and make it my official theme for #The100DayProject.
I call it 'Love Notes to Self' :)

'You Matter' papercut (the primary image for this blog entry), my artwork for Day 11 (as a papercut pattern) and Day 12 (as an actual handmade papercut)  is the perfect starter for this realization a.k.a  my 'Aha(!) moment' in this project. 

Here are some of the artworks I posted for the challenge:

'Namaste (I bow to you)'
Handmade papercut for Day 8
A reminder to take care of my body and spirit by practicing yoga. :)
'Show Up'
Papercut artwork for Day 9

(On a different background color compared to the one I posted on my Instagram account)
A reminder to consistently show up even (or especially) when it's hard.

'Let's Do This!' 
Papercut artwork for Day 10
A reminder that I'm not alone in this journey. That many creatives around the world are making time to do what they love to do and not giving up on their passion.

As of this writing, I've listed 45 more positive messages to turn into intricately beautiful papercuts in the coming days and I still need to add more to complete it.  I'm confident that I can with the help and support of my 'creative tribe' wherever they are in this world. :)

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