Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Daily Dolls' House December 2020: One

 And so it starts, for the seventh year.

And I've found myself, in the lead up to this year's challenge, wondering if now is the time to admit defeat.

Not just on the Daily Dolls' House December challenge, but on miniatures in general.

You see, one of the main reasons I've been doing Daily Dolls' House December through the years is to try and carve some space into each year reserved for me to play, and hopefully find my miniature mojo.

And each year it seems to become more just another thing on the list that I need to get done.

Since I moved into my first home almost two years ago, and my smaller studio, with crapper light, I've found myself in the situation where I occasionally buy something in the hope that it sparks the return of my former creativity, only to find it just seems to add to the pile of unused possibilities, and things that I need to do, or have tried to do and failed.

I was going to show examples of how overwhelmed I felt at the beginning of the challenge each year, but surprised myself by realising (at least blog-wise) that wasn't the case.

Which shook today's Eeyore-like outlook up a bit and made me a little excited about what I might be creating in the next 31 days.

Am I completely insane to add the extra challenge of including the number of the day into each scene I blog during this year's challenge?

(Today's number one courtesy of Margell Public School: one of the buildings I sacrificed in the shift to a smaller flat...)


Anonymous said...

Not insane, just doing a public service. It's hard to keep track of days just now and I need all the help I can get!


Fran Casselman

AMCSviatko said...

I like the way you think!

As I've been saying for months, this year most of us would fail a cognitive assessment: 'What's the date? Today!' "What day is it? Today!' What month is is? Now!'

Sarah said...

This is a great idea and I look forward to seeing all of them! I was going to do an advent calender on my blog like I did once years ago with gifs with opening doors, but then it was December and I hadn't so I decided I didn't need the pressure, so I admire your resolve!

AMCSviatko said...

Hi Sarah:

That would be fun (for us) but a lot of work (for you!).

Part of my resolve is that it's been a shockingly stressful year and doing Daily Dolls' House December again will either bring more balance back into my life (and hopefully use up some of the mountains of stash I need to downsize) or make me realise I'm no longer able to fit minis into my life at all (which would be very sad but would certainly fix the space issue!). So far, thankfully, it's looking like the first option...