Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012 - A year of possibilities...

I'm so excited about this new year.  I don't usually get so excited but I feel like this is going to be a good year for me.  I'm involved in a bunch of wonderful online art groups and I keep meeting so many amazing artists and friends.  One of the things that I have been working on is finding a word that will be mine for the whole year.  A word to think about and art journal with.  It is really hard to pick one word to use for the entire year!  I was having trouble narrowing it down.  I decided that my word will be - Connect.  I want to work on connecting with friends, family, other artists and even my artwork.  This word will probably come to mean more to me over the year and it will be really interesting to see where it takes me.  This idea came to me from Effy of Wild Precious.  Effy is holding a year long workshop called Book of Days 2012.  It is totally free!  She is so generous!  You can donate to her workshop but it is not required.


I am also taking a year long course on Willowing run by Tam LaPorte.  The course is called Life Book 2012.
Check it out because it is awesome!  Tam is teaching a class once a month for the whole year as well as one or two guest teachers teaching a separate class each moth.  It is too exciting!!

Last night I sat down with my art journal while Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve was on.  I was having trouble picking my word so I just started painting, drawing, doodling and then finally writing different words on my page.  I stopped to fold some laundry and the word 'CONNECT' popped in my head and I ran downstairs to write it down.  I had to do it right away because things slip out of my not so steal trap very easily!  It is funny how things just come to you when you let them simmer for awhile.  Here is the page I was working on:


Lastly, I came across 52 PlayDATES by Jan Fox Design's and signed up to be a part of that.  When you join you add your name and blog and then you can go back to visit other artist's blogs and they can also visit yours.  I am 119 on the list but maybe someone will start at at the end and find me???  It doesn't matter because I decided to finally post on my blog today just because of 52 PlayDATES!  That is part of my resolution to Connect!!  This new year is going to be wonderful!  Happy New Year to everyone - much love and happiness to all of you!


I cannot end my post without a picture of my sweet girl!  Also, a picture of a visitor from today.  Junior is our neighbor and loves to eat Carly's treats!  Both cuties!!! 

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting my Blog, and wishing alone beside me! ((hugs))
    Thank you sharing yourself as well :]
    Take care dearest...
    I am so glad I stopped by for a visit, you have a very delightful blog!!
    And, you are participating in Effy's BOD, me too!!!!

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  2. You're a winner in my class giveaway. Can you email me please. uniquelg@msn.com

    Latrice Murphy

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  3. Kelly, merci beaucoup for visiting my blog! I'd say you are succeeding in your New Year "connect" goal:)
    ps loved the pics of your grandmother's 95th birthday. Awesome!!

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  4. Kelly Lynn, you have won a free place in the 21 Secrets Workshop. Please contact me thru my blog with your full name and email and we will get you registered!

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