Another last minute, last hour of the month post. Another set of photos or pictures and haikus. But hey, I am fulfilling my own goals...so long as this posts before midnight...of at least one blog post a month. At some point in this month I had something wiser to say. Today is my turnaround day after 3 midnights and my brain is mushy and I'm tired so I have nothing much to give except for the last few instagram posts for the #100dayproject (#100daysofsybnoticing, 100 days of photo and haiku) and the last few so far (on day 16 today) of art and haiku (#100daysofsybcreating). Creating an image and a haiku everyday IS a challenge, moreso than the photo and haiku which were easier to bounce off each other. But I am pleased that I have done some art everyday. Sometimes the art posted is older art but I will only allow myself to post something older if I have actually done some art that day (only it's in the beginning stages). I think I've only done that once so far.
I felt good finishing the original 100 days and got lots of positive feedback from it, one friend saying it was similar to an advent calendar where a different haiku and image appeared each day, a little window into my day. I love that image. Sometimes you don't know how much you affect someone else. It's what keeps me going in the rougher times, that feeling of you never know who you are touching in your life. Some of the responses I got were from people whom I had no idea were reading/ looking at my work. And it made me want to push on, to keep on going. And I do want to make art everyday. So here we are. Keeping on keeping on.
Today is my eldest granddaughter Tori's 11th birthday and we (most of the family) have just had a crazy 4 hours online all together, laughing, joking, blowing out individual cupcake candles and playing games together. I hope she feels all that love surrounding her. I hope she carries it with her and can access it, that feeling, whenever she wants to. Or needs to. That would be my birthday wish to her.
And so we all keep on keeping on. My stepdaughter Carole had a saying that she loves and I'm passing it along to you today to tuck away for the days when you may feel you make no difference in the world: You never know who is falling in love with your smile, so keep smiling!
Trust you are loved (at least by me!) and that you matter. Keep shining bright. We need your light.
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.