January 7, 2014

2014 Word

These days it's popular to pick a word for the year.  Lots of folks do it in lieu of New Year's Resolutions and some do it in conjunction with their word.  I do like the idea of a word and have been doing it for a couple of years.  
I didnt blog them but
in 2012, my word was Simplify, and
in 2013, it was Focus.

As you can see, I journaled my 2014 word.
(Used:  Caran D'Ache Neocolor II water soluble crayons,
Artist's Loft watercolor pan paint, acrylic paint, Sharpies,
Derwent Sketching pencil, Drywall tape,
sponge stencil dabber thingamajig)
Perhaps I should Simplify, Focus, and Balance?
It couldn't hurt but mainly I think I'll stick with Balance.

Balance is directed to my average day--God, family, friends, exercise, art quilting and other creative endeavors, blogging, reading, social media and more.  I especially need more time for creativity and I will get it.  : ) 

In conjunction with Balance, I have set some additional goals.  I prefer not to think of them as resolutions.  For me, resolutions are traditional and annual, and once I blow a resolution, it's gone for the year.  It's not until next year that I approach it again and actually perform my annual sit up.  Forget that!  Unlike resolutions, my goals will be ongoing and always changing throughout the year as they are achieved or in some cases, when I come to the realization that I need to be more practical in order to be balanced.  That's when they get tweaked.   

On that note, one of my goals was to take a creative class quarterly if not more often.  Yesterday, I signed up for a class on Craftsy called Snazzy Stitched Portraits taught by Carol Waugh.  

If you're not familiar with Craftsy, they offer classes in everything from cake decorating to weaving to photography to sewing and cooking and lots more with lifetime access to the videos.  They have free mini classes too.  I've never taken a class until now, and I'm excited to get started so I'm off to do just that right now.  

Have a creatively fabulous day my friends!


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