Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

                                                                    Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

While visiting Daisy Yellow today, the quote that introduced her post was so bang on.

“It's not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What's hard, she said, is figuring out what you're willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.”
Shauna Niequist

I know that I could accomplish so much more. But, I get caught up online or watching a show I'm just lukewarm about or other time-wasters.

I chose for my word of the year "JOY" and part of its power may be to force me to face my time-wasting and concentrate more on what brings me joy - art and writing.

At Daisy Yellow, i Hanna and Creative Every Day, the goal is to choose a habit of creating every day - whether it is collages, painting, drawing, or photography. I am following their lead. I want to create daily - even if it is only  a sketch or taking a photo.

Here is an excellent article by Anne Lamott on creating the rich life you deserve - "Time Lost and Found".

I am already on the way with creating daily. Here are some of my pieces:




I am taking part in 12 x 12 - with the goal of writing 12 picture picture books by the end of the year. I have already written one and began another. I am so looking forward to this journey.

I am also starting a new blog "A Mother's Makeover" I turn 61 tomorrow and I am so tired of being tired, overweight and in pain. I really have to do something! I have tried here to start 100 days to better health, to walk more, eat better. But without much success. 2013 is going to be different. My son and daughter are helping in this journey and I should have the blog ready by next weekend. Wish me luck.

Wishing everyone a blessed New Year filled with               creativity!


gypsy said...

Bev, This quote really spoke to me as well. I love it when quotes inspire action! So cheers to your year ahead, to your focus and to your art!

Leone said...

Ha,Ha! My latest time-waster is jigsaw puzzles. Three hours can go by and it feels like twenty minutes. I have set up my daily calendar illuminated letters so I can do then while watching mediocre TV shows - this helps. Good luck with your new blog and your healthier year. I have maintained my weight loss and find that my 45 minute, twice a week weight program is the most beneficial thing and has made an amazing difference in my physical and mental well-being. I look forward to following your new blog.

Leone said...

Bev, I don't seem to have your e-mail address but I do have your address. My calendar would be $18 and $2 for postage. Let me know if that is okay for you. My e-mail address is
I am honoured that you would like to have one, thank you.

iHanna said...

Wishing you lots of luck and joy with your new habits in health and creativity this year! I think you can do it!

Create With Joy said...

Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! I LOVE what you have made and have featured you this week at Inspire Me Monday at

Create With Joy

Have a fabulous week and I look forward to seeing more of your daily creations! :-)