Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Year of Making

I got inspired last year by Miriam Felton. She got involved in something called Year of Making. Or maybe she invented it. This blog post makes me think it was her idea. It sounds like there was a bunch of stuff going on in her life that she didn't have any control over. This was a way to gain some of that back.

The idea behind it is to take a picture of something you make every day for a year. It doesn't have to be fancy, it might be something a simple as making dinner or working a row of knitting. It also could be the culmination of a lot of work, like a sweater or painting the house. It could be something you do every day or something you've never done before. It's totally an unwritten book that each of us has the opportunity to be the author of.

I've decided to keep it as simple as possible. No real rules. For me it's more about the mindfulness of the exercise. To realize that I do make something everyday. That there is value in the making regardless of the outcome.

I started on January 1. I've been posting them to my twitter account every day. Here are a few so far.

I worked on my Podcaster.

I finished my Podcaster. First FO of the year!

I hung a mirror.

 And made a snow angel.

I'll try and post them here too. I won't promise they'll get here every day but they will always be on twitter. Check out  #yearofmaking. You might want to join yourself. It's never to late.

Today's I made this blogpost.