Wednesday, January 23, 2013

So Long 2012 - Good Day 2013

I've been dragging my feet a bit with planning my goals for 2013.  I guess the idea's just needed a bit more time to perculate in my mind.

Before I can even begin to think about my intentions for the new year, I like to look over the highlights of 2012.  Somehow, this adjusts my mind and allows me to move on.

2012 -  My word for the year was Blossom.  It was a great year. With the predictions out there telling us that the world was over 12-21-12, I decided it's now or never.  I am grateful for this push to just do it.  Let me just say doing feels so much better than procrastinating or hesitating. 

A quick review of my proud moments of 2012.  In March I started this blog.  It's been so much fun sharing with all of you.  Hearing your wonderful comments.  I also feel like this blog has been good at keeping my creative juices flowing.
In April, I found the Ikea backpacks and started to have some creative fun.  I really started to work with different mediums.  I had a blast painting my designs on the backpacks, wine glasses and more.
In May, I found out about earthing and fell inlove with Juil shoes.

June came along and I was painting every night, I contributed some pieces to the artists playroom.
June and July were a blur, I think I was enjoying as much of summer as I could.
In August I went camping with my daughter, and published my book "Do Over" on Amazon.
Spent two days in September browsing some art fairs in Wisconsin while on an anniversary weekend with my hubby.  November was the month I officially opened my online etsy store and learned how to knit from an 86 year old friend.
When December came along, I pretty much took a hiatus from everything except Christmas.

All and all the year was an adventure.  Just like life is supposed to be.

Plans for 2013 - My word for this year is Abundance of all good things. (My husbands words are Financial Abundance, so we've got that covered.)

What do I want to accomplish?

1.  My own Art Show.
2.  Teach an Online Class on my Blog.
3.  Finish my next novel.
4.  Fine tune my websites.
5.  Get on a regular blogging schedule.
6.  Have some guest writers on my blog.
7.  Take a photography class.
8.  Have my art in stores.
9.  Travel
10. Learn, Create, Learn, Create, Learn, Create....

Of course, I've got some personal goals too, like speaking words of blessings over my life and others.

What are your goals for 2013?  Do you have a word picked out?

Join in on the conversation by leaving your comment below.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Web Inspiration

My son first told me about this you tube video while having dinner one night.  It was so hilarious watching him struggle to stop laughing long enough to get his words out.  Before he was done I was laughing, the whole family was laughing.  We had to stop and get out our phones and watch that video right then and there.  Want a good laugh - check this one out.

Key & Peele: Pizza Order 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

12-21-12 Prediction

Another post from my daughter Jade.

Here is a video of a undiscovered Youtube artist named Andie.  She is singing a song about tomorrow's prediction. I loved it.
Let's get to work on our bucket lists everyone.  No school tomorrow?


Interpretation Art by my daughter Jade

My daughter Jade is also a very talented artist.  When she showed me her latest doodling, I was inspired.  Of course, I asked her if I could share it with my blogging friends.

I have always loved the way Jade will interpret her love of music in either, dance, voice, pictures, or words.  This is a verse from the song Superman by IM5, her favorite band.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Make a Candle Special

Thanks Vanessa and Laura, ( for your comment on my last post about Christmas candles.  I'm so happy you liked them.  Please let me know if you make any yourselves.  I would love to see them.

Here is another really simple way to add some jazz to a candle.  It's so easy. I think it is a great idea and looks nice.

While I was at the dollar store the other day,  I picked up some wall art.  They have a great selection and I love applying words to my walls.

This time, I cut out the words and applied them to a candle.  After Christmas, I can take them off and perhaps apply some different words for Valentines.

Easy, right? 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Decorate Your Own Christmas Candle

It has been a while since I've done a creativity rocks project.  The thing is, I like to create things that I want or need.  Not just for the sake of it.  If I need earrings, a necklace, something.  Then, I will figure out how to get or make it.  That's just me.  Who needs all the clutter?

My house is really low key with Christmas decorations.  I keep it this way as not to overwhelm.  Still, I do like the smaller trinket and especially one that is personally made and makes me smile when I see it.

Here's what I made:  It's easy and inexpensive and it's FUN!

Dollar Store - 2 Candle Holders
                       1 White Out
                       1 Pkg. of Markers
                       2 Candles

It's pretty much self-explantory from here on.  Just have fun and be creative.

Because Creativity Does Rock - and it makes you feel good.