Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Start of a Fresh New Year...



It's like a fresh clean sheet of paper... A brand new year. I actually made some resolutions this year...


I'm going to burn more candles just because I like the smell of them (I used to burn them all the time before the girls were born). I'm going go on more dates with my hubby, because we really, really, don't do that enough. And I think this is the year I'm going to sell some of my art (yes I actually said that one out loud)...


Oh - and I'm going to keep an art journal. I'm taking a free online class through Strathmore.com (the people that make lots of journals and sketch pads). I'm very excited because I originally did this just because it was free - something to spark my creativity and keep me doing different things. Well when I signed into the e-classroom, the instructor for the first workshop is Pam Carriker, a mixed media artist I am very fond of. I kind of feel like a teenager that gets to meet their favorite rock star. Well - tomorrow starts back to the daily grind; girls off to school, hubby back to work, me back to work... But before reality comes back, what are your New Year's resolutions?

5 comments:

manyslices said...

Last year around this time of year I heard someone on the radio talk about making a one word resolution, and to work on that all year. Last year I chose "gentleness". Felt like I was turning into one of those snarly cranking Moms and Wives. I would like to think I am more gentle in how I treat my family. (though there are days).
I have been thinking about it and I think this year it will be "Joy". It is pretty close to gentleness, in that it is all in how you chose to look at life and situations, and then purposely respond. I feel like I have so much, and have hundreds of reason to radiate joy.
And I think candles and dates with hubby are a great way bring small buckets of joy into your life.

Leah

Heather said...

Well isnt this beautiful? is this part of your classes? You may have read that I'm dabbling in embroidery at the moment too! This is a really amazing design. Wishing you a happy 2011!@~

The Other Side of Me said...

Happy New Year Cassie! I love your plans and YES, you need to sell your art work. This piece you are working on now is beautiful. Get your Etsy shop up and running. The journaling sounds like fun too. I look forward to seeing some of your pages.
Tammy

Sandy said...

Good goals for the new year. Welcome to the Bead Journal Project. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Garden Girl said...

Your artwork is beautiful. You just need to find the right people to sell it. Have a happy new year!!!!