Tuesday, September 18, 2007

{21 Days}

I'm so excited to see that Rhonna Farrer is doing another 21 day challenge. She is on round 11 and I did her very first challenge way back in round one and it literally changed my art and creative life forever. Since the theory is you can start or break a habit in 21 days, how it works is you pick a habit you want to form or break and work with it for 21 days and see what happens. Rhonna provides quotes each day to keep you working towards your goal. Many people journal about their progress and some post it on their blog. It's fun to support and cheer one another on. Here are the participants for this round.It all started for me back in February of 2006 here I posted on her first prompt. My goal was to do meditation each day. The work I produced and the inner work that was done was incredible for me. All the pictures in this post are from that challenge. They really helped me work through some heavy stuff and defined my style. This was my post on the last day, day 21! I made so many wonderful blogging friends that I still keep in touch with. So I'm going to give it another go. Anyone want to play along with me? It's worth a try. I think my goal this time will be to simply journal each day. I haven't kept an art journal in awhile and would like to keep track of my inspiration and inner musings, so I thought this would be the perfect time to begin. You can start and play along with Rhonna anytime. All her prompts are listed here.

Today's quote:

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it." Charles Bruxton

19 comments:

Carolyn said...

Thanks Kari for sharing and inviting us along to do this brilliant challenge ! This is perfect for me at this point in my life , as i have too much time on my hands as to know what to start creating . So this is the focus for my daily journalling ! xx

BonnieRose said...

your journal is oh so inspiring!

Patti said...

WOW! love that quote and the idea of the challenge. Your journal pages are very inspiring. I've seen some of those mag photos and did't rip them out-now I wish I had! I'd love to play along, but will need to make time as the quote says. I'll let you know if I follow through and link you up to my blog. Loving yours btw!

Lilli said...

Ahh, those were the days. Rhonna was the reason I got a blog in the first place, so I could join in on those challenges. I hadn't done any art for years, and suddenly the artistic urge was growing within me. That's when you and I met, too!

Now I cannot imagine my life without this craft-blogging thing that I do!

Thanks for the trip down memory lane :)

Hennifer said...

Thank you for sharing. I decided 3 weeks ago to quit smoking. I decided that every 3 weeks I would add a good habit or break a bad habit.
Today starts my 2nd round, no more soda!
How synchronistic! And the quote is divine.

Jerusalem said...

I love the quote and the challenge idea... I will have to check it out!
Thanks friend!

lollysnestegg said...

What a neat idea! I'm not sure I have the commitment right now, but maybe I will jump in on the next round.
Your blog is very nice and you are so talented! Your spot at the Junk Bonanza looked fantastic! That must have been so much fun!
-Lolly

Jeanne said...

Like Lilli, I think I started my blog for the same reason and at the same time. Rhonna's challenges were always inspiring. Glad you're joining in again too.

susan said...

Thanks for sharing this info. I'm gonna do it!

Fiona said...

I've already started......Rhonna's challenges were the reason I really got into art journalling daily. Recommend them to everyone!

Casii said...

Your first journal was lovely, so I'm psyched to see what you do with this 21 days!

deb said...

Beautiful work - it's so personal. I too love Rhonna's work.

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Thanks for sharing with us! Your journal is wonderful!

I have wanted to do her challenge before but never got a chance. I'm going to try to join in this time.

Christi Snow said...

Wow, Kari! This brings back memories. I loved your journal the first time around and still do...it's gorgeous. It's amazing at how much you have grown as an artist since then... And you are still inspiring me a year and a half later! smiles...

Charmingdesigns said...

Love what you are doing! The Quote for the day is just what I needed to read today! I have to get busy, I have two Christmas shows in Nov. Wish I had time to do all I would like!

Vickie said...

Love the pages!!!

Allison said...

Kari, your journals are so amazing and inspiring. And I applaude you for sticking to your goal for 21 days. It sounds like a challenging and very rewarding goal.

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Rhonna said...

You go girl!!!
so excited to *see* you again!!!!
:)keep it up!
R

{connie} said...

way to go kari!! it's nice to hear that people come back and do it again. i am ready for my next {21} days! your first aRt journal was absolutely incredible!! thanks for sharing it. *hugs* connie