Monday, August 30, 2010

A Wish a Day - Day One

Well today's isn't real pretty, but I'm hoping I'll get better at this....

Today I began my "Wish a Day" project. I plan to write a wish for my daughter, our family or the world around us each day on a piece of paper which I'll then fold into a paper crane/s and put into a jar for safekeeping. I plan to do this each day for a year, and over that year fold 1000 cranes so that there is a wish for my daughter to make herself when she chooses.

Today's wish: May you live a long and happy life with each year being one to truly celebrate.

Today's paper: A piece of wrapping paper from her recent first birthday.

The candle: From her first birthday cake.

I'm quite nervous about starting out at this, nervous that I won't make the distance, nervous that I'll run out of things to say. At the same time, I am excited about the idea of getting into a creative habit, a little bit each day.

15 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a beautiful project and such a special beginning sentiment! I look forward to following your creative journey!

Tania said...

I can understand the nervous - there's a lot of heart and soul waiting to be saved into many, many jars. I reckon you'll do just fine.

Selina said...

Such a beautiful idea. And don't worry, everyday there will be new things to discover and new challenges, you'll think of something, probably many somethings, everyday.

xx

Lauren said...

Wonderful idea!

Thea said...

What a lovely idea. Don't worry if you break the rules, they're yours to break. I love that even the piece of paper you used has a meaning. x

Melanie's Dad said...

That's a lovely idea, but ..
1. We'll have to start saving jars (one jar per crane?)
2. Where are you going to put them? I don't remember much spare space in your workroom
3. Mathematics - at school, you should have spent more time on Maths than Art - one crane per day for a year = 1000 ???

Thea said...

Ouch. You got told! (as my daughter always says)

kellie said...

what a fabulous idea, and the what a great way to kick off it off, the crane from the birthday paper is such a special touch

momijitomitsukoshi said...

Haha, trust your Dad to be the one asking all the practical questions and telling you you can't add up! Kinda squashes the creative urge doesn't it?
It's a beautiful thing to do and if it gets too difficult to do every day, then once a week would probably be OK.
If you run out of wishes, then ways you are blessed is nice too.
Sorry, I'm not trying to take over. Heehee.
I love your day one jar. It is so special.

Kre8ive Life said...

I love your idea. So awesome. Such a fabulous way to remember each day with a 'wish'. What a gift for your daughter down the track. How awesome to have a record of your mum's wishes. What a fabulous way to record a year of your life. So spectacularly sentimental. Oh I can't wait to see your future cranes. I totally understand your nervousness, but we all have to aim for something. This is too fantastic an idea not to give it a go. You are SO Living the Kre8ive Life.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Brilliant idea, love the love behind it and BTW you will blitz it....there will be so many things to say once you get over the stage fright :-)

Just love the first jar with that cute little Birthday candle!!

Nikki said...

Beautiful idea .... even if you don't last the distance. Even one wish is a gift to your girl.

Lulu said...

What a beautiful idea and a lovely memory for you and your family!

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

This is such a beautiful idea. I really love it. And I agree with others, the distance doesn't matter at all.

Jenny said...

How special-what a lovely thing to do:)

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