Since January is almost over I figured I ought to make a quick post regarding my words for 2011. What the heck was up with all of you doing this at the beginning of the month? Did I miss a memo or something? HAH.
If I'm totally honest, ever since I finished Sampler Resolutionary, I'm a little lost. I don't know if it's because I didn't have a new project waiting in the wings or if I just lost my momentum or what. But I'm struggling to get back into daily journaling. It's bringing me down because I really miss that flow.
I'm trying to do a daily doodley thing. My own version of something like Teesha Moore's Daily Drawing Journal. So I've been jotting and drawing in a blank calendar journal, not so much for art's sake but for memory's sake. Already it's fun to look at where or what I was doing over the last weeks.
This is a doodle from the very start of the year. All my words seemed to have "O"s in them, and the o's sort of came together like a chain link.
Connect - I'm making an effort to reach out and connect with more creative people.
Worthy - Brene Brown's Teds Talk inspired this one.
Focus - Taming my suspected ADD is probably one of the best ideas I've dreamt up.
Positive - All the negative is just a big old waste of energy.
I could have thrown "Body" in there too. I've decided that working out is actually a bigger part of my life than I had previously realized. I've always had a pretty regular practice but every once in awhile I derail. It's finally become pretty clear that if I don't feel good physically, I don't feel good creatively.
So how about you guys? Anybody else still kicking around a few words? How are the rest of you doing with the ones you chose at the beginning of the year...? Will anybody admit to perhaps already forgetting what their word even was? Anybody?
This post is inspired by my friend Jacqueline who suffered a very difficult 2010. She has recently started blogging again on her site Exploring Art which I'd like to recommend to y'all! Here's wishing her and everyone good creative things in 2011...