Where do I jump back in - I started blogging as a journey and an self- inspiration. I am so grateful for my creative life and family. And these also keep me so busy that I forget to breathe.-------
There have been so many events that continue to inspire me this year I don't know where to start.
Barbara T'Arts - this is the gathering of my sister, sister-in-laws, nieces, daughter-in-laws. We get together each year to share a craft project that is inspired by Mom - Barbara . ( Love you Mom!!) Our theme this year was the word "Grace" . I must say I am impressed at the talent and creativity that each of crafted to celebrate "Grace"
a Collection of : Appliqued & trimmed towels by Kris, Nest of Quotes of Grace to ponder daily by Susan, Artful jewelry with hand - stamped charm of "Grace" by Brittany, a heartfelt collage of family - given to Sheila by the Grace of God, Dinner plates with quotes of Grace to cherish by Ali, a cross decoupage with burlap & letters in regal purple by Crystal, a serving tray with "Grace & sunflowers by Becky, and a canvas of quotes of Grace by me.
We are all so blessed to have each other - and to have the families that bring us together in joy & comfort.
And so it continues ----- my creative life shared with the women that inspire me---- who will you inspire.
The Women of Barbara T'Arts back; ME, Becky, Susan, Kris front; Crystal, Sheila, Brittany, Ali
I make no excuses but, will just jump into it. A great year so far ---family in good health.
What do I expect this year? What are my resolutions? Probably the same as many
- lose weight
- Enjoy family & friends
- create in all forms
- share passions
- Be inspired
This goes for me at work and at home. Simple plans to live in 2015
I pinned these words recently that I want to work into my daily life as well- see above
I think that I need to appreciate the simple things this year. Back to Basics
I look back over 2014 and the most important and memorable things are; babysitting grandkids, time with my sons & husband, enjoying a craft day with the girls, the road trips with my sister, celebrating with my team. Its the personal connections that mean the most. And personal connections don't cost a thing!
Simple life & Back to Basics
Lose Weight - this will be the hardest for me - so stay tuned. My first steps; bought a scale & have ap on my phone to monitor my success.
Enjoy F &F - first appreciate them in each moment. And stay in touch.
Create - schedule it! Planned projects - art journal, new quilt, grandbaby clothes
Share - everything is better shared
Be inspired -
So I have challenged my Facebook connections to start an Art Journal. I open this up here as we; and will add more details as we go .
JANUARY - the month of beginning - so I have challenged my Facebook friends to create an Art Journal during 2015. And I invite you too!! Make it your own - nothing fancy. Use a plain notebook, recycle a book, make a page, block, whatever. Use an art median or word or receipt or clippings - again - your choice. Each month I will supply a theme - use the whole month to create.