I intentionally don’t make resolutions for the new year, because I don’t want to feel that gut shot zing of failure when I inevitably give up on whatever AMAZING THING I was going to accomplish….Yet somehow, I began 2022 with the intention of starting not one but two yearlong embroidery projects?
While there were some choice moments scattered throughout this leg of the journey, overall I am going to issue 3 stars out of a possible 10, and I will not be leaving a tip for the driver.
Taking the Temperature
I think trying something new, discovering that it isn’t what you thought or hoped it would be, and moving on to something else instead is part of the process of artistic and self-discovery.
February 6: Oath
I didn’t really feel like writing about Medieval times or foul-mouthed folks today, so I found my way to the Hippocratic Oath.
February 5: Fight
Kids can’t hold their breath for shit, but I had the lung capacity of an adult (30-90 seconds) by middle school.
February 4: Legend
I feel like I’m doing the writing equivalent of exfoliating—sloughing off the half-realized ideas to get at the smooth, fresh meat of what I really want to write.
February 3: Stars
It became the beach, and two friends looking from their tiny, cozy world into the vastness of space.
February 2: Focus
When the prompt for the second day of Flash Fiction February was “focus,” tilt-shift photography was the first thing that came to mind.
February 1: Very Peri
Lexi turned back to her computer and flicked the touchpad a few times. A cursor beckoned to her from the blank rectangle of the text editor. Ignoring the design work with its lurking deadline, she began to type.
Matters of the Heart
If you are interested in learning to embroider on a sampler that isn’t boring, you should join me!