Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hello 2011!

Happy New Year to everyone out there! I hope 2011 will bring you more wonderful things and experiences than 2010. This year has gotten off to a great start for me. I just recently became an aunt for the first time (yay!) and I have really gotten more into my crafts.

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!

Julie's idea is to inspire people to work on an art journal every day, it can be 5 minutes, 10 minutes or as long as you are able to. Any style and type of journal is welcome, I've seen anything from doodling and sketches to complete journal pages.

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.

Here's my art journal, the cover is almost done. I'm gonna write some words on the top. I finished a few pages inside, here's a one and I'll put up the other ones later. This is my first art journal and it's so much fun! That's me when I was about 2 yrs. old :D


Can't wait to hear what you're all up to this New Year :)
Best wishes to all!!!

3 comments:

  1. happy new year

    I have a cricut cart giveaway going right now. Feel Free to check my blog for details:)

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  2. Its always fun to run across someone else who is doing the same thing I am...I have done a few of the exercises of Art, Heart, and healing too....I got bogged down with the image transfer though and kinda ground to a halt. Yours looks great!!

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  3. Love your New Year's resolution! Your journal looks awesome (and so much fun to do)! Glad you are going to do Project 2011 with me too :))))

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