Hello and welcome to the 2013 One Little Word Blog Hop where I am thrilled to be taking the baton from Margie, our fearless leader for the last couple of years. The class has changed up a bit with Ali Edwards offering up new prompts and creative assignments, as a result, I am really happy to have signed up again. It's not too late, if after going through the hop you are interested in joining in the fun, head on over and join the One Little Word journey with us!
I am sharing my results of the classroom assignment for the month.
This was cause for a lot of thought and consideration. My word for 2013 is NOURISH and what exactly did that mean? How do I think or want it to manifest itself in my life from month-to-month through the year? And then there is the creative component. How did I want to express myself in my album this year? Paper and glue? Digital? A hybrid bit of both?
By mid-month I had it figured out and it was determined and happy to carve out some time. This was the result:
Each month I've assigned a focus. In case you can't read it (plus my pen was running out of ink!) they are below:
JANUARY | Body: it's pretty simple EAT WELL & MOVE MORE every day
FEBRUARY | Heart: the walls have been up far too long It's time to relax my guard and allow my heart to open. TRUST YOURSELF :)
MARCH | Wandering: grab the camera, get up and GO. Discover new places and take time to wander and explore.
APRIL | Habits: nothing worth doing is quick or easy. Embrace PATIENCE and follow the plan with conscious effort. Those habits will stick.
MAY | Conversations: don't back away from the hard ones and welcome the fun ones. Stay open and listen more.
JUNE | Dreams: YAY! They're back. What do they say? How do you feel? Record them :)
JULY | Spirit: there is nothing holding you back. Set your spirit free and let it SOAR!
AUGUST | Silence: what do you hear in the quiet/ When the din of life is turned off, what's left? REVEL in the stillness.
SEPTEMBER | Curiosity: showing interest is not rude. Ask & engage. Give in to natural impulses.
OCTOBER | Mind: let's find something to really capture your interest AND imagination.
NOVEMBER | Words: get them out. Use your memories, stories & dreams to create the future you want.
DECEMBER | Relationships: Nuture the good and get rid of the bad. Stay OPEN to new :)
The creative cards started with the One Little Word | 2013 art received in class. I imposed it over the picture I found that, to me, best represents my vision of nourish. That decided on the green and gray pallet which needed a bit of a tweak so I added some pink.
Those cards, up close, look like this:
(The pink with the lemon gives me particular joy as we had Caden convinced that in Cape Cod they grew pink lemons for the lemonade at Captain Frosty's.)
Agreed! And very much the reason I chose NOURISH this year. More to oppose indifference than anything else :)
I do hope something in this project, or how I'm participating in it, has piqued your interest!
Head on over to visit the other participants. A One Little Word journey of the world!
Next up is Cheri at cheriandrews.blogspot.com!
This is the full list of participants, in case you get "lost" you can always come back here and find your way again:
Lee: http://thelinarstudio.typepad.com/embracelife/ <<< YOU ARE HERE
Missus Wookie: mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com
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The hop is scheduled to go "live" at 6AM Eastern. Have fun!
Oh my goodness, I almost forgot, a huge THANK YOU to Melanie for creating our fabulous blog hop button! She stepped in at the last minute when I completely forgot to make one :)