erTo be“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
Today marked 14 days of my 100 Day Project. It has only been two weeks, & I've already seen the difference the discipline of showing up daily to the creative process & commitment to growth has made in my life, in & outside of the studio. As I go, I'm taking notes on how to integrate this practice into other areas of my life. To be honest, I've surprised myself by how long I've stuck with it. I have tried this twice before & by day 7 or 8, I've moved on to something else.
The project has definitely connected me to a much deep sense of self & the phenomenal women in my life, as well as those who've I've learned about as I soak in the stories of women--specifically black women, I encounter through my process of preparation. Allowing the power that resides in their beauty, resilience, brilliance, strength, faith, wisdom & elegance (just to name a few) to break me open & energize my creativity has been transformative.
So, I've got 86 days more days to go. I'm looking forward to seeing what flows out & what surprises await. Thanks for taking time to learn about my process & support me as I go.
If you have questions about the process and/or work, don't hesitate to email me or comment below. If you'd like to view the gallery of of the first 14/100 pieces click HERE.
Lanecia A. Rouse