Day 230 of 365, 15 January 2017.
Prompt: skipped. Made a playlist instead.
If I'm not wrong, this was a Sunday. Something I observed during the #make365 challenge is that it was so much easier to create on busy days where there was more structure. I began to find the weekends and Sundays in particular very challenging, as there were too many different competing demands on my time and a shortage of quiet personal headspace. I would find that I would get to Sunday evening and would still need to create something. It felt like I was getting behind before the week even started. It almost felt like the old teenaged Sunday night homework scenario. Not good.
So, here I doubled-up with a prompt on the daily #64millionartists January art challenge. That day's prompt was to make a playlist. I looked for songs which mentioned Cups, Tea, Coffee, Cafes etc and shared it on my Apple Music account.
It's still there – go and have a listen – search for "Cup FM" (try this link - if you are an Apple Music user). Or if you want to recreate your own version, here are the songs (I used it as a running soundtrack for a few weeks, intermingled with the OST from La La Land). Some of them were picked at random, but it works quite nicely.
- Perpetuum Mobile – Penguin Cafe Orchestra
- Coffee and TV – Blur
- Tea for Two – Django Reinhardt
- Cup of Tea – Kacey Musgrave
- Cups – Anna Kendrick
- Every Day Hurts – Sad Cafe
- Tea for the Tillerman – Cat Stevens
- One more Cup of Coffee – Bob Dylan
- So You Win Again – Hot Chocolate
- La Vie En Rose – Beegie Adair
- Tea – Penelope Isles
- Iko Iko – The Dixie Cups
- Tea for Two – Mantovani
- Coffee – Madilyn Bailey
- Cold Coffee – Ed Sheeran
- Coffee – Yuna
- Ballad of Sad Cafe – Chris Connor
- Tea for Two – Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie
- Cocktails for Two – Dizzy Gillespie
- One for my baby – Frank Sinatra
There was a positive outcome from noticing this bump in my weekly productivity cycle. I decided that Sunday should become a day where I post an image from an invited guest, to give me that extra space in the week that I needed to stay motivated for the long-haul. You do what you can.