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A Design a Day – Day 347 (Recipe for Progress: Put One Foot In Front of the Other)

One of the beauties of my Design a Day project is that it has kept me motivated to keep producing even when I don’t exactly feel up to it.  Take tonight’s rendering…when I started to sketch, I felt demoralized, tired and defeated.  I wasn’t sure I’d be able to produce anything worthy of posting here.  Worse, I didn’t exactly want to either.  However, the thought of falling short of my goal of posting a design a day for one year straight with only 19 days to go, was enough of a motivation to get me going.

Furthermore, something happened as I started to paint.  I found a sense of calm, peace and energy that I didn’t think I had.  My earring design is merely a watercolor and gouache painting on vellum paper; however, the shift in my mood is golden:

Watercolor and Gouache Gold and Diamond "Pillow" Earring Rendering by Joana Miranda

Watercolor and Gouache Gold and Diamond "Pillow" Earring Rendering by Joana Miranda

How about you?  What step will you take today that will move you closer to your goal?

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