Happy New Year Y’all

Happy 2019 creative people!

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I posted here… I want to post more this year. Guess I’ll be adding that to my “2019 To Doody” list (that’s what I call my “resolutions” list each year cause it’s fun and helps me to not take it so seriously, even though it is)!

Do you make a list each new year?

If yes, whatcha put on it?

If no, why not start one today!

So where was I last year? In the land of busy. You’ve all traveled there. You know it well. Non stop, go go busyland. It can be a fun trip and not so fun sometimes. Exhilarating and exhausting. And there comes a time that we must leave busyness behind and travel to the land of focus. And focus is the place I shall dwell this year. At least that’s the plan!

Towards the end of last year I discovered the joys (and “what tha hell am I doing this for) of a daily challenge. I did 100 days of making cut paper collages. And then I did my first Inktober for 30 days. Both were amazing challenges to do. In the months to come I will post about each.

Have you ever done a personal challenge before? Any personal challenge… not just a creative one?

If yes, what’d ya do?

If no, why not give it a try! It doesn’t have to be for 100 days. You could do a 7 day challenge. Or 15 days. Or 30! You create it so it’s up to you!

This year I’ve created a year long challenge for myself (insert freaked out emoji here)! I’ve chosen a drawing theme for each month and then broken each week down into micro themes to focus on. For example, January is letters and numbers, so week one is words… week two is alphabets… week three is just numbers… week four is quotes… You get the idea. So each week of this year I will have a specific focus to create art around. The goal of this challenge… to build my portfolio! And it’s only day 4 and I already feel like the little choo choo… I think I can… I KNOW I CAN!

And so can you!

So tell me what you plan to do this year. Cause sharing it with another human gives it life… makes it real!

Let’s plant seeds into ourselves this year and see what grows!

For now, I leave you with collage #1 and collage #100 from last fall’s 100 Days of Cut Paper Patterns challenge…

Rachel Crawford – 100 Days of Cut Paper Patterns #01
Rachel Crawford – 100 Days of Cut Paper Patterns #100

Happy Creating in 2019!

Rachel xoxo

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About Rachel Fontenot Crawford

Hi y'all! I'm Rachel Fontenot Crawford, an artist, poet and surface designer who is passionate about color and pattern, poetry, the great outdoors and art history. I also love to crochet and knit, scrapbook and make handmade cards. All of which you will find on this blog! My artwork and patterns are happy, peaceful and full of color as are all the things my happy hands find to create. I'm a native of the colorful and eclectic city of New Orleans where I currently live with my wonderful hubby of 20+ years marriage. Welcome!
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