For my first day I decided I wanted to actually play with my word for this year. Using soft lead pencil I sketched this out. I then went back and darkened the lines and shaded and embellished each letter. My goal with this piece is to trace it out and transfer the design onto canvas so I can embroider it. I've never designed my own embroidery patterns before, so it should be interesting.
What struck me most was how calming this was. I was completely focused and that doesn't happen with my brain. I was completely engrossed in the process and it felt amazing. I'm feeling a little less apprehensive about the challenge at this point. I'm actually kind of excited to see what comes out next.