Working Wednesday

Lee Thomson has an Instagram Make-It idea: Make a Thing a Day for February, 2018.  The idea is that the thing is small and doable, not that you’re building furniture or chrocheting afghans every day.  Here’s her comment:

“February is when I buckle down to the dedicated making of things. I wrote a guest post for a friend inviting people to join me making a thing-a-day for Feb –\
Join us! all you need is Instagram and the hashtag #dailyFeb2018″

Lee goes into more detail in this post, but basically, you set the bar very low (very, very, very low), assemble as much of what you’ll need beforehand so it’ll only take minutes to finish your project, and then when Feb. 1 rolls around, you post whatever SMALL thing  you’ve made every day to your Instagram account with the hashtag #dailyFeb2018 . I’m playing, and you’re invited.


12 thoughts on “Working Wednesday

  1. Office Wench Cherry says:

    I’m going to take a photograph a day, each with a new setting on my camera. I’m going to record each setting so I can see what works and what doesn’t work for me.

    Also, can we make March or April or December or something the project month? Something like this but where we take steps to actually getting crap done around the house/yard/book/whatever? Like maybe we hang the damn shelf or something. I need motivation and accountability.

  2. Things keep arriving that need dealing with. I’ve now got to find someone to build me a retaining wall in a slot between exchange and completion on my new house, since my surveyor and I don’t share the builder’s happy conviction that the three-foot vertical bank of soil he’s left immediately behind where he’s going to put the garden shed will just stay a bare, vertical wall of soil for ever.

    Also now got an edit to do, plus a big proof-read. So haven’t yet set up an Instagram account for the start of the project tomorrow. Hopefully it’ll be straightforward.

    My surveyor wants me to give him a one-on-one photography session instead of paying him, which is unexpected. I’ve said I’m happy to give it a go, but we’re going to wait until spring.

    At least I did three hours’ proof-reading this afternoon, and finished the Lovecraft. It’s fatally easy for the house-purchase stuff to take over completely.

  3. Eileen AW says:

    I love the idea but I’m having surgery on Monday to repair the not healing wrist, joining of bones, so am unsure of my flexibiltiy and ability to do so. Maybe I can work around it.

  4. Office Wench Cherry says:

    “stay a bare, vertical wall of soil for ever.”

    Is he unaware that you are in England and it rains there? Or maybe he’s just unaware of what happens to dirt when it gets wet?

  5. I’m ready. Even posted my pre-event, all-ready-to-go picture to Instagram yesterday. Should we share our Instagram names? No surprise, I’m GinJonesMysteries, but I’m not sure I’d recognize all the others from here without a cheat sheet.

  6. I just gave my real name. Probably won’t use Instagram apart from this, but if I do it’d be linked to my photography and writing, so a pseudonym seemed pointless. I’m janebirdsellphotography.

  7. Sure. Or we can just make the first Make It Wednesday of the Month a State Your Project post, and then you can report in during the other Wednesdays for the rest of the month.

  8. Or maybe he’s just aware that he doesn’t want to build it. I found that added a lot of conviction to my last contractor’s opinions.

  9. I’m jennycrusie1 because i wouldn’t take me without a number. ANNOYING.
    I’ve put up three so far, but they’re boring. Must do better.

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