We will open the book. It’s pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce
I’ve altered the front cover of a sketch pad as I plan to join Balzer Designs' art journal challenge this year …because I have so much time:); I’m already journaling & oftentimes throwing in some mixed media, so it seemed like a natural progression. For the back cover, I just sloppy painted teal & ivory & added a rub on stamp.
As for New Year’s, this year I ask you to consider an alternative to resolutions that focus on something you feel you need to improve. Many of us harp on ideas of self-improvement, as if where we are isn’t good enough. Instead, write your top ten, or top 50, or whatever is comfortable about what is good about you and your life today & how you can take joy in what you have. Have a very Happy New Year!
Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. ~ Julia Cameron
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. ~Marianne Williamson
(shameless plug ~ Winter Solace starts this coming up weekend, on 1/9/11; Hope to “see” you there!)