In 2021, I embarked on a daily creative project that I called "Link A Day." After a few years of working a corporate job, and being bogged down my health issues due to a car accident in 2020, I was craving reconnection with my creative self but needed a little help with inspiration and motivation.
I would create a long chain, consisting of random links created each day for the year. There was no limit on materials, size, or subject--they could be as simple or as intricate as I wanted. The main point of this project was simply to be creating!
So, that's what I did! Utilizing scrap metal, random materials around the studio, and unique stones, I created links each day. Occasionally they would be more elaborate, but most of them were fairly straightforward explorations of what a "link" was. As I tested new connection techniques, I started to see the project as a way of exploring cold connections, wire wrapping, and various metalsmithing techniques.
Here are a few of my favorite links from the project:
Have you ever embarked on a daily, weekly, or monthly practice? They are phenomenal for keeping you flexible in your creative endeavors!