I’m challenging myself to mindfully create something with my hands daily, and I invite you to join me.
I’ve been in front of a computer for years… for my admin job as well as my art (editing photos, creating digital art and blogging). I’ve been on my smartphone texting, taking and editing photos and playing games. I’ve shared my artwork and kept up with friends old and new on all sorts of online social media networks. The result? I’ve gone overboard, spending too much time inside my head, by being inside the digital world.
I want to get connected with my body again! …and I want to do it by mindfully creating beauty with my hands.
Each day I’m going to draw or write a poem in pen… make some jewelry or tend my herb garden… sew a bow for my granddaughter or just color with markers while my hubby cooks dinner.
These may all seem like normal things to you, but they end up being the last things I do when I’m busy. I’m much more likely to get out my iPhone and use a new photo app or head to my computer to check Facebook. It’s time for me to adjust my priorities.
I’m pretty undisciplined when I don’t have a goal, so my goal is to work on something with my hands each day, take a pic, and post it to my social networks with the hashtag “happyhandscreate”. I’m going to go even further and have a theme each week to challenge my creativity. Things like “circles” or “red” or even “sci-fi”.
Although my main purpose is to center myself by using my hands, I invite you to join me. I’m beginning a #happyhandscreate challenge. It is something that everyone can do, not just bloggers. You’ll be able to join in from Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr… you name it.
I’ll launch the challenge on Saturday on Instagram, Facebook and this blog, so stay tuned!!!!
In the meantime, I’ve been sewing, making a bracelet and doing some doodling so I don’t spend too much time on this blog post! 😉