Moments of Calm

Remember the 100 Day Project that I participated in last year? There were a few circumstances that drove me to pause my participation (including Ginger falling ill), and I never started it back up.

I salvaged what videos I saved locally and added them to a “Moments of Calm” YouTube playlist:

It’s kinda nice to revisit these and have them stored in a focused place. I hope to add more to this playlist in the future, in the 100 Day Project and beyond.

Five Ten Fiftyfold

The 100 Day Project Day 2: “Five Ten Fiftyfold”. I’ve often found moments of calm when I listen to Cocteau Twins. Their music saw me through some challenging times in the mid to late 90’s.

The 100 Day Project

As I’ve been struggling a bit lately with a few things: Figuring out what to blog about, finding time for myself to think, finding time for myself to *not* think (e.g., meditate), and having a consistent creative outlet.

This prompted an idea to participate in The 100 Day Project, which is described as “A free, global art project that anyone can participate in”. Participants are encouraged to post daily within a theme of their choosing.

I’ve chosen #100daysofcalm as my project, in which I will post short videos of a calm moment in my day. I really like the idea of taking a moment every day to focus and contemplate, and I hope this project helps this to become new habit.

I’ve kicked off the project today with my evening moment of calm:

The Night was Broughten

Last night was 7×7 Magazine’s Bring on the Night silent auction benefit for SF Camerawork, where they auctioned off the top 25 photographs in their recent contest.

My photo, which made it into the top 10 and therefore featured in this month’s issue, went to this lovely lady pictured here (thank you to Aynne for the photo). She wanted a photo with me and had me sign her copy of the magazine.It’s kinda neat to be in this position, although new and somewhat awkward 🙂