i've always been intrigued by NaNoWriMo. one month, one novel. but it's not really something i would ever do. i'm not a writer, as you can probably tell. this year a bunch of other NaNo...somethings came to my attention on november 1. already a late start if i wanted to participate.
there's NaBloPoMo to commit to posting on your blog every day in november. i gave that some thought. then i realized it was crazy for me. i've been feeling much better, but still struggling most days. i didn't think i could commit to that.
i also found NaKniSweMo to commit to knitting a sweater in november. from start to finish. a 50,000 stitch sweater. i'd love to be able to do this, but not in november. i wouldn't have time to knit my gifts.
but then came NaNoJouMo. This is the birth child of dawn sokol. the idea is to do a little art journaling every day in november. i discovered this one yesterday, november 2, so the pressure is off since i already missed a day. but that doesn't mean i can't continue. and yesterday i did two journal spreads to make up for my missed day. dawn provides a word prompt per day, and encourages us to work in our journal in whatever way we can.
i thought this would be great for me. a little bit of fun just for myself. i've been working on the publication projects for what seems like forever. and i haven't had anything to share. so a little for me, and a little for you. i scanned these, and my journal is so full it was hard to lie flat. i think i will photograph them and see which works out better. but for now, here they are.
november 1: freedom
november 2: purity