365 attempts to meditate began as a year long challenge to maintain a meditation practice. After ten years of failure, the artist thought she could finally succeed by aligning her commitment to art with her lack of commitment to meditation. The balloon was employed tactically to locate the breath and to bring a sculptural and performative component to the act. At the outset, the project stipulated an instruction –“meditate everyday”. By repeating the demanding ritual of meditation, an artwork could slowly develop, day-by-day, month-by-month. A serial practice ensued for the full calendar year of 2011. All went well in the first few weeks, however it wasn’t long before genuine meditation ceased and questions concerning the artwork took precedence. There were also days when the artist didn’t meditate. The blank images speak for the failed days. Stopping and disrupting whatever she was doing routinely, setting up the camera, picking a balloon, sitting in a chair, exhaling and inhaling constituted a performative intervention into the artist's everyday life. This interruption of everyday life became a method not for meditating but rather for making something.