Well, Carolyn and Jessica really threw us in at the deep end for the first challenge in this season. The three parts of the challenge were:
1 Headline - Inventing the Future: where do you want to be 5, 10, 15 years from now? What's holding you back/propelling you forward? What do you need to do/stop doing to create that future?
2 Colour - warm palette
3 Quote - "The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." Abraham Lincoln
Well, the colours were no problem. I started with those and then was stumped. The page sat for a while as I thought about it. Then I spotted a darker arrow shape in middle of the page. I enhanced the colour with some ink. Now I was starting to get somewhere.
Then I thought about time moving on so the numbers came next across the top of the page.
I knew I wanted 'now' on one side of the arrow and 'then' on the other but it took a while for the image to come to me - a flower in bud and then open. I have been on a journey recently where I feel like a bud that has just started to open. I am looking forward to the time when I am fully blooming. For that to happen I need to 'let go and let God'. Thankfully, as Abraham Lincoln noted, the future comes one day at a time so the journey of change to become all that I can be doesn't have to happen overnight. The quote went in around the arrow.
(Apologies for the photo - I took half a dozen, but the colours are quite subtle and the details don't show up so well)
Now I'm off to see what everyone else has been up to. Looking forward to the next one :)