Get Creative With A Disc A Day

Disc a Day Project

 

The past year has seen me drift away a little from my brushes and paints. Not intentionally, not even all that willingly, but still, for one reason and another it has happened.
In the meantime, I have come to enjoy Instagram – I love scrolling the feed of gorgeous, creative outpourings of colour and beauty. Recently, I happened across Lou Adira @adiraphoto, and a post she made about a project she created for herself after losing her Grandmother – a loss she felt keenly. Something about the idea whispered to me, and I now find myself with a handmade watercolour paper journal, filled with the feint outline of many, many, small circles. Discs, into which I am putting some colour, some lines, some puddled watercolour, and whatever else takes my fancy, almost every day. It’s a small commitment, which feels sane and sensible right now, but what feels even better is picking up a brush and spending ten or fifteen minutes focusing on nothing but creating a tiny patch of beauty in that small disc shaped space.
As you can see from the photo, I’ve only just begun, and have no idea how many discs this journal will hold! I figure I have enough circles in there for me to fill one a day till Christmas, at least! And while I am enjoying that this is just for me and has no particular outcome or purpose other than to get me into a better creative routine; it feels like this could be a fun project to share. So… would you like to join me? I’m already noticing some patterns and themes evolving in these little circles, and it’s going to be interesting to see what is revealed as time passes.
Join me!
You can be as elaborate or ordinary as you like – a scrap piece of paper, a full-on journal, or anything on between will work. Just grab something disc shaped (circular, really, but ‘disc a day’ sounds kind of funkier than ‘circle a day’)  – I’m using a roll of washi tape – and draw very light pencil outlines in a grid on your page/s. Once a day, set aside a few minutes to put something in a disc. Maybe grab a pencil and draw your coffee mug, or your dog.  Perhaps glue down a scrap of brightly coloured paper and some printed words torn from your junk mail. Maybe pick up your pen and write a tiny poem. Or grab a coloured pencil and play with colour combinations….   You get the idea – explore, play, and fiddle and use whatever supplies you have access to. A feather dipped in ink is wonderful fun to make marks with!
It will be great to see what you come up with! I’d love for you to share here on the blog comments, or on my Facebook page, or on Instagram with the hashtag #discaday. I’ll share my pages as I fill them. You can share at whatever point you feel moved to do so! These little pops of creativity don’t need to be complete works of art. Simply an opportunity for you to choose creativity for a few moments in your day, and a few moments of creativity will always make any day better!

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6 Responses

  1. Tracey you continue to inspire me. I miss your art journaling classes. They were very enjoyable and relaxing for me. I’m going to give this disk a day challenge ago!! Thank you for being such an inspiration.

    • Karen – thank you so much for your kind words and appreciation! So pleased you enjoyed the Journalling classes, it really does help me find my happy place.

      Please let me know how you go with disc a day! Would love to see a photo or three as you go. 🙂

  2. Kathy Poole

    Hi Tracey
    I’m thinking this is exactly what I need to do as am caught up in a “procrastination” space at the moment so thankyou for your passion, your get up and go attitude which is so inspiring not to mention your amazing creativity and very talented play with colour which I so admire and so struggle with!! 😍

    • Kathy, that procrastination thing is a big part of the reason for me deciding to do this! Thank you for your appreciation and encouragement. Maybe this little project will nudge us both out of procrastination and into the space we want to be!!

  3. Louise Rowe

    Hey Trace, I Love your newsletter, you little ray of sunshine!!!!
    Louise xx

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