Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year, New (and old) Challenges

Happy New Year!!!

Sunday Weekly Wrap-up
Two weeks of holidays have finished, with the return to school tomorrow. I'm not feeling as rested as I should, as I spent most of the holidays not feeling well. But i am once again on medication, so hopefully I will start bouncing back!

My word of intention this year is BALANCE and I am really aiming to balance work, family, health, art and spiritual. I thus need to organize myself better.

I saw the cardiologist last week and tho he assures me my heart is ok now - my numbers were higher than he wanted. So I have 6 weeks to do something to bring my bp and cholesterol down or else. So we are going to really focus on better health all year.

I have begun several new challenges , with my ultimate goal to be more creative this year, work on skills, especially drawing, on a more regular, if not daily, basis.

I began the New Year with a look back to 2010, using the prompts from Reverb 10 as well as questions I had used last year. It was very necessary and enlightening.

 

I created my calendar for January and I am going to use it as a record of my year. Jill at Third Age Musings is hosting this 12 month challenge.




I have also started a year long daily art project. I had seen hearts that Heloise created last year and she has inspired me to do a similar project, but in ATC size.

Jan. 1 - Heart 1 (collage with painted papers)
Jan. 2 - Heart 2 (Zentangled heart with sharpie markers)




I will also continue with Project 365 - taking a photo a day. Here are some of my favourites from this past month:







I love Jamie Ridler's idea of creating Vision cards and my goal is to create several this month.

There are a number of Journalling, Sketchbook and drawing courses/challenges which I will complete as I am inspired to.

I will definitely continue creating ATCs at ATCsforAll. Here are some cards for a recent swap:

Decorated elephants:



I was so excited today to find out that I was one of the winners on Wish Studio's fantastic giveaway! I won the Tranquility prize - I will be receiving so many lovely gifts! Thanks so much Mindy!
May everyone's dreams, intentions and wishes be fulfilled this year!

6 comments:

Missy said...

Hi, found ya via CED, I really like your calander. I want to go make one now! Your heart cards are pretty, what a fun project.

BarbaraB said...

Hi, thank you for stopping by my blog. I like your zentangles!

Leone said...

Thanks for posting the calendar. I went to the blog and I have made mine for Jan. I love the idea. Your elephants are very cute and photo amazing as usual!! Cameras provide us with so much enjoyment.

Lis said...

love the elephants! and balance is such a great intention! looks like the universe is giving you a little nudge by winning the gift basket from Wishstudio! I was so excited to see your name :)

Happy New Year - I always leave here feeling so inspired, juiced and ready to create!

xo lis

Camilla said...

Hi, it's Camilla from ATCs for All. Enjoyed this post - you have some ambitious challenges set for yourself :) The calendar project looks cool, but I just signed up for the Visual Journals workshops over at Strathmore, and I don't think I can handle any more journals right now!

I did the Reverb10 project too. It was a very tough go, to look that closely at what was, for me, a difficult year. I'm glad that I stuck with it though. My word for 2011 is "Peace."

Camilla

shedreamsofthesea said...

So many lovely creations here and it looks like your going to have a very creative year! I love your intention word for the year.