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.