As a focus word for the year, "one" was a good word for me. It helped me keep in mind that one act, one stitch, just one thing is a way to move forward.
My sky scarf is a good example of that. Just a little bit each day. Even if it's just a word, capturing the moment.
Today I took one step back to my focus word for 2010, "direction."
I've been wanting to paint a compass rose on my floor for quite awhile. With a little supervision from the dogs, I got busy and did it. That's Madi up in the corner, one of my brother's dogs and sister to Lola.
It made me think about how sometimes having something that is worn and tired gives permission to take risks. Would I have painted this on a new floor? Maybe not.
I thought about the difference between reaching for perfection and reaching for improvement. Two different things.
This weekend I hope to stencil N, E, S, W and a rose on the compass. A good direction.
My "Dark Days" meal for the week:
One more step backwards brought me to my word for 2009, "intersection." I like thinking of intersections as a meeting place. There is something about joining a challenge that seems a bit like creating an intersection...