Resolution- a resolve or determination:
to make a firm resolution to do something.
Happy New Year!
I bet there’s quite a lot of resolutions flying around today. A New Year, A New You, a time to start over – time to quit all of those bad habits, time to start up all of the good healthy habits. We get a fresh start every January 1st.
Well, I just don’t do it.
Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I don’t have bad habits, I do- it’s not that I shouldn’t be doing more good things in this life, I should. But I’m only fooling myself ( after years of trying) to think that miraculously on Jan 1st I will be able to flip that switch. It hadn’t worked before and probably won’t ever work for me.
A few years ago a read an article from Christine Kane who offered an alternative to the boring New Years Resolution.
It was a Word for the Year.
You take time to focus and review your past year and what you would like to focus on in the upcoming year. No hard fast rules here. No total quitting of one thing or another. Just a word, one simple word that will remind you instantly what you want to focus on for the year. The whole concept rang true for me.
Now, coming up with the word was not as easy as I first thought. But using the worksheet that Christine provided gave insight into the direction I wanted to go. Click on the link above to read more about it.
So, what’s my word for this year-
So, you might think, well you’re an artist, isn’t that a pretty easy word then- aren’t you always creating?
Well, actually I don’t create nearly as often as I want or should. I get tied up with all of the other business of art- marketing, keeping up with my blog and facebook, volunteering at the local art guild, etc, etc, etc. Not to mention my day job, family and friends!! So believe it or not I pretty much have to schedule in time to create.
But this year I want to embody the act of creating as more a part of my daily life. And this word will remind me to do just that.
So, I started off this January 1, 2013 creating. And as they say whatever you do on this first day of the year you will be doing the rest of the year. I hope this is true!
Today I created several bookmarks with the new beeswax collage technique I have been working on, I’m so excited about this!! Take a peek and let me know what you think.
This blog post is part of a blog circle with other creative souls who are also sharing their Word of the Year today. Please take a moment and visit artist Dawn Spenser Conery at http://dawnraeconerydesigns.blogspot.com/ to read about her Word of the Year.
Happy New Year and Be Creative!