a project of letting go

Check out Mike’s new blog, Project Brewster! :D

It’s a brilliant project of de‐cluttering. His goal is to give away, donate, recycle, or throw out five things a week for a year.

In the mean time, I was also looking for a regular art exercise for the new year (similar to the square‐a‐day project, but less time consuming). Inspired by Mike’s project, I figure I could do the same de‐cluttering thing, and in the end we’ll have a much less cluttered living space! :D 

The slight difference in my project is that instead of taking a photo of one of the things I’m giving away/donating/recycling/throwing out each week, I’m making a blind contour sketch of it. So it’s a project of letting go of things and a way of practicing letting go of perfectionism at the same time. And because I rarely draw. I think I’ll learn much from the art practice itself.

Week 1: green (turned brownish) sneakers

jan7 shoesI bought these shoes on sale for $10 when I was 17. I’ve only recently stopped wearing them because there are holes in the soles. They’re the oldest pair of shoes I have.

Other items this week: More shoes with holes in them, and a few pairs that felt fine at the store but kind of tortured my feet when I started wearing them. Particularly, a pair of pink ballet flats I wore at our wedding. They started cutting into my heels when I wore them several years later and now had blood stain in them :S so they had to go :( That’s okay though, I have plenty of photos of me wearing them at the wedding :)

 

Have a great start to the week!

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “a project of letting go

  1. What an inspiring project! De‐cluttering and creative!! I’m off to check out Mike’s blog! I’m certainly in need of going through stuff and donating… Thanks for sharing!
    Kate :}

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