Thursday, January 01, 2009

Start As You Mean To Go

I decided that one of the things I wanted to do this year was make an artsy reminder of my word. Something I could look at and remember, "Oh yeah, you were focusing on this this year." Something I intended to do last year and never got around to. We know how well last year's word work out now, so I planned to do my creating today. Start the new year out on the right foot.

There was one little problem. The more I thought about my word, and what I wanted to create to showcase the word, the more I realized that I picked the wrong word. I did some soul searching while I rummaged through my art supplies, looking for just the right things I wanted to use, and decided what I really want to do this year.. what I really want my focus to be on.. what my word should be.. is revive.

There are so many areas of my life that need reviving. I have some relationships that could use a little revival, and maybe one or two that need some deep thought about their continued existence. In each area of my life, I can think of things that I want to work on.. things that have been pushed to the wayside due to the crazy and hectic last few years. I don't want to get to the end of this year feeling like I did at the end of last year. I don't want to think of all things I wanted to do and places I wanted to go that I didn't get around to.

So I created a project that is currently on my craft counter drying. I will snap a photo of it tomorrow when it is dried and finished and share it here. While I was at it I decorated a clipboard to showcase my current favorite photo. I love to take pictures and I snap some really great ones (in my opinion) and I enjoy them as my backgrounds or in my scrapbooks, but why not anywhere else? It was 6x6 (I believe) and I hung it above my craft counter. I'm hoping that it will inspire me to take more photos this year. Last year I really dropped the ball on taking more "everyday" kind of pictures and that is something I want to work on this year.

I slept late, had toast made from bread I made by hand yesterday for breakfast with jam I made over the summer, did some knitting, enjoyed a movie with The Boy and Ms. Thang, did some chores and played with my art supplies. Not a bad way to start the year at all.


Bec said...

I think revive is a good word! I still haven't come up with one.
I'll be watching for your art project to make its appearance! Enjoy your knitting...I think I'll do that today too.

tspwlv said...

Good word. And good luck. And I love the new look.