I have found a blog that I really like called Up In The Attic With Pammy J.. A couple of days ago she did a great post on Naming Your Year. This resonated with me as I am not fond of New Year's resolutions. I have just come to terms with the word "goal" and have allowed it into my vocabulary on a very limited basis, so "resolution" is a lot farther down the road.
My friend, Debbie, on the other hand, puts a color to her year. Pretty cool as well, but I really am partial to blue, so it would be the same every year. Plus, I truly don't think I could pick a color, as there are so many variations. Light blue? Grey-blue? Blue with a red undertone?
Sorry, I'm digressing..
Name Your Year.
I like how Pammy states it: "Something you would like to work on in the upcoming year. Or at least a fraction of something."
Sounds good to me.
So, she picks a word and puts it where she can see it.
I can pick a word, that I can do.
I've actually been ruminating on a word the last several weeks.
It's a big word, I'll give you that.
It could be a scary word.
But not when it looks like this:
Especially when I put it into Italian.
So, what's behind the word, you ask?
I have started and stopped in my artwork so many times, I think I have a low ceiling over it that I keep bumping my head on. I so want time to work on it. Then what? I would like to do more with it than just give it away for Christmas presents. Which is nice, but when it's not Christmas, what do I do with what I create? That brought me to a couple more words.
I would like a purpose to my artwork.
I love it when I have passion behind my creations. When something speaks to me deeply, in my soul,
it changes everything when I create. There is a depth to it that is hard to put into words.
I would like to create with Intention. I desire a purpose behind what I create, but I also want a Spiritual meaning to it. Not that decoupaging a box might have deep spiritual meaning, but in the act of creating.
Of course, as I began this project, and really put some thought behind it, it turned into a 3-day project. I couldn't settle down to work. We needed groceries, laundry was screaming at me, and I was so tired the last three days, I could have slept 12 hrs. and still been tired. Oh, wait-I did and I was.
I finally began to focus and my printer jammed. My new soldering iron didn't work. It was time to pick up Brenna from school. Horse lessons. Homework. Etc., etc., etc.
I learned this was going to really take some thought.
I needed to be INTENTIONAL.
I'm working on scheduling time. As in "Non-negotiable studio time."
I'm learning it won't come together in a week.
That I don't have to begin the day feeling like I've been shot out of a cannon.
Each day doesn't need to have the world conquered.
But if I don't try, I won't know what I can do!
I'm learning that the word "process" is not a four-letter word and it's o.k. to have to start over, or (gasp) learn from a mistake.
Life will get in the way.
But I will continue in my intentions toward my artwork, this blog.
Now, if you see me wearing all four of these at once? Please stop me.
Tell me I'm over doing it and surely just for today I have done enough.
Tell me to go take a nap.
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