Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy New Year

  Happy New Year! Hope you had great holidays. Mine were good, there was lots of lying around and that is just what I needed. I have been back at it for about a week now but January is a wild one for me this year.  This is the first I have been able to get to blogger. In the past week, I have signed up for Quilt Market, Bead and Buttons, and a 5k run. That's a lot of commitment in one week and it's kind of the opposite of my word for the year.

I have picked a word for this year and it's "Clear". I have big plans for this word. It fits in so many ways. I'm going to clear some products, clear my studio, and clear my mind. Whew! Big tasks and when I came up with this word, I knew it would be until February until I could get started on my word, but it will happen and I promise you will hear more about it.

Here's a drawing I started of my word, I haven't finished it yet, but it doesn't necessarily bother me, it's just clear at the end of the page and that is how I hope to be by the end of the year.

On that note, who's on Pinterest? It's the greatest and boy oh boy do I spend a lot of time on that site. I know some of you follow me. I have been pinning all sorts of studio ideas. I am in for a redo this year. I know you're thinking that I redo my studio all of the time, and I kind of do. But I think you have to keep your space inspiring and my home studio is due for a change. The last time I made over the place I didn't design fabric so I have been rearranging and adding tables, etc over the last few years. It's time for a full on re organize and a good clean out. The clean out fall under the word clear. :) See how that's working.  But anyway, I am not ready for the studio redo yet, I think it will be later this spring, I am really thinking this one through, plus I have this idea that I really, really, really want a window in my studio. It's possible, but I am still waiting to hear how much it would cost. I really don't think I can swing it but I might try to be creative and come up with the funds for this one. I think it would make a huge difference in my work and mood.

So anyone out there got a word for the year? Let me hear it!

Have a great day,
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  1. I think my new word for 2012 will be similar, but it will be UNTANGLE. I have so many loose ends, and now they seem to have gotten tangled. LOL...So I guess I'm going to have to untangle before I can clean up the loose ends LOL..Love your art!

  2. Not quite sure what my word would be - maybe a combo: realistic organization... With that in mind - open to anything that might come up and change it all - lol!

  3. Untangle is great! I could probably apply that word to some ares as well.

  4. Marsha,

    You are one of the most organized people I know. I can't imagine that you need to be more organized.

    Happy New Year!

  5. I love this word. And that you are putting it into art. I want to do that for myself.
    Isn't it funny? The word that others pick as something they feel the need to focus on for the year is usually the one that others would associate with them, like Marsha and her organziation! LOL! My word, as you know, is EXPLORE. I think I need a year where all I do is play and experiment. That is what I am hoping for!
    Enjoy the day, Miss Jennifer!

  6. Just hearing the word "clear" makes me feel better. Thank you! Mind if I borrow it from you? We just made a major move from the east coast to the west coast and my working space is so much smaller. I hope that you'll post some good ideas on your clearing technique. I need help! And... I just discovered Pinterest and love it. Looking forward to checking out your boards. I know they must be fantastic!

  7. Believe ... I made a resolution to believe that I can do and enjoy what I'm doing! I do like your word ... Need to clear my mind on a regular basis!


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