• Welcome to My Creative Year!

    Thanks so much for coming to see what I've been up to. I'm in the midst of a self-challenge to *create* for a year straight. I needed something to fill a weird void I was feeling, and exploring different styles of art and creativity seems to fit the bill! So, Welcome! I'm glad you've come for a visit...
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  • 2010 Creative Goals

    *Make more aprons
    *Make a coffee cup cozy for me!
    *Make a mug cozy
    *Alter a book – completely, with highlights from each month of 2010.
    *Journal more.
    *Pin Cushions!
    *A needle keeper too.
    *Produce bags.
    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
    *Re-usable sandwich wraps.
    *Budget envelopes.
    *Learn to crochet and knit.
    *Continue embroidering and get better at it.
    *Take more pictures.
    *Learning to sprout wheat
    *Learn to make my own bread with sprouted grain
    *Learn to make mead and wine
    *Learn to make cheese and yogurt from scratch.
    *Experiment with grinding my own grains
    *Do more canning

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One Year Blogiversary…

Wow.  It’s Groundhog day which signifies my one year anniversary of this blog, and of my creative journey.

My goal was to create at least one thing, per week, regardless of medium or quality for one solid year.  I’ve learned a few things over these past 52 weeks.  First is that I create in spurts.  I see that I have 79 posts over 52 weeks.  Each of those posts symbolizes a project worked on, a picture taken, a new skill tried or learned.

I’ve had a couple of “distractions” over the past year with the introduction of Bella, my puppy; and with meeting my Lovely Logger Man.  I’ve moved and done quite a bit of traveling.  All of these are wonderful additions to my life that have left me with less time for myself, but with gobs of happiness.

So one year into my journey I’ve explored these different mediums:

  • Collage (artist trading cards, skinnies, bookmarks, etc)
  • Altered books
  • Altered items (mirrors, boxes, etc)
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Embroidery
  • Crocheting (still trying to get this right!)
  • Sewing
  • Baking, gardening and canning
  • Photography
  • Stamping
  • And probably some other random creations I’m forgetting…

I’ve also done a lot of exploring, both in the wilds, and in books and the blogosphere.  Finding new things that excite me, make me smile and allow my heart to sing.

So here’s to a new year.  Another 12 months of creative discovery.  To more projects that make my heart sing!

There are a lot of photographs and bakery items that I didn’t post pictures of, but this is a good smattering of the things I’ve created over the past year (with the exception of the eclair from Paris in Las Vegas last week 🙂  ).


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