I don't usually do new years resolutions, but I think this year I will make an exception and really stick to this one: Make crafting time every day. It's very hard with work and school, but I will find encouragement out here in blogland :) I came across this post in Julie's blog, check it out at http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/art-j.html Join in anytime!
I like her idea so much because art is such a stress reliever and because my hands just plain itch when I don't touch my supplies for a few days.
I've also been working on my art journal from Tammy's free class Art, Heart and Healing
She's so great, she spent a lot of her time doing these videos for us, helping us and chatting with us.
You'll need to make a profile and click on groups to see the Art, Heart and Healing class. I really enjoy it, still working on it, you can also start this class anytime.
Tam's class is great for learning some art techniques but it also has a 'healing component' focused on helping you reflect on and heal childhood trauma. Nothing is mandatory and the exercises can be done from a purely artistic perspective, but I decided to work on the healing part and I've really enjoyed it.