My word for 2013 is Balance.
I have never consciously picked a word....
but in retrospect, words picked me.
Let me explain in order...
In 2010 the word HEAL picked me.
I was on a journey and that's where I needed to begin.
In 2011 it was FORGIVE.
That was an extended bonus of healing...
I needed to sweep the cobwebs out...
and to forgive was a big part of that.
In 2012 it was CONFIDENCE.
Man did I grow last year!
Which brings me to now....BALANCE.
I need to balance work and play.
I decided I am going to make a Book of Words.
Russ and Emily gave me a smaller moleskine book for Christmas
and it is the perfect size for this.
And I am starting with Balance.
|See the size difference in the books?|
On to Art Journal Every Day......
Here are my January 9th and 10th pages.
This is what inspired the peace sign in my Daily.....
My friend Vicki is a very talented stitcher.
She has made some awesome crazy quilts.
Five of us got together Wednesday to stitch a project.
|These are some of Vicki's samples!|
Vicki gave us a lesson on crazy quilt basics.
Flipping and stitching...
embellishing the seams with embroidery...
and sewing the shape onto a background.
Well we didn't get that far, but those are the basics.
We worked on stitches.
Most of our group of ladies grew up with the peace sign.
That is telling out ages!
And Art on....