Day 81 - Petal Pastel.
Day 81 - Ciao! It seems like starting Monday with hello in Italian might make the day seem tolerable. It might even make Monday fell a little less mundane. It also takes me back to a time when I use to travel. It has been a very long time since I have been to Italy. One thing I remember from the trip to the boot shaped country, besides the vats of gelato I consumed, was constantly being surrounded by amazing artwork. As I think about the perfectly constructed renaissance masterpieces viewed, every single piece was created by hand with raw materials such as paint, pastel or pencil. Mind blown.
When was the last time we created something using raw materials with our hands? Sure, I use the computer and incredible Adobe programs everyday but I started to think it's been at least 15 years since I have used one of my favorite mediums, chalk pastels. In fact, when I opened the box of pastels today, I found a bunch of old photos from the college years tucked into the box. It was incredibly nostalgic and it got me to thinking about today's project.
Today, think about something you loved to do in the past. Maybe it use to be woodworking, or baking or candlestick making? Whatever your passion, take one step to try it again. Dust off the typewriter, pull out the drum set or sharpen up your whittle. It's funny how looking back can make a big impact on how we create moving forward.
After, spending a few minutes with my box of pastels today, it was like an old friend stopped by for a visit. It only took a few minutes to get to know each other again but things have changed over the years. It might take some time to become besties but I think we can create some good stuff. Let me know how things go with your old friend. Arrivederci!