It has been much too long. I have blog posts floating in my brain waiting to be posted. Hopefully I get the time to write them all.
I thought I'd jump right in with my word. I wanted to do a word this year and I wanted my word to have to do with making, producing, really making what I see in my head come to life. I wanted to be done with excuses.
I want to sew. I want to sew gifts. I want to make quilts. I want to make my little girl skirts. I want to finish the 10 half started projects I have going.
I want to doodle every day. I want to make the kind of mixed media that is waiting to be created. I have all the tools, now I just need to practice.
I want to make Farm Chicks be a good year. I want to reopen my etsy shop. (Soon, as in this week) I want to work with Sam and build and weld items. I want to order some fun business supplies. I want to get organized and serious.
I want to decorate our house with meaningful things. I want to make some pillows. I want to support more etsy artists and buy the prints that I love.
I want to finish our downstairs and share the remodeling projects with you on this blog. I have pictures and crazy videos!
Speaking of blogging, I want to blog so many things. I want to catch up and do a 2010 recap. I want to share weddings I was in this last year. I want to share creativity posts. I have so many and I am really excited to write them. I want to do a big blog redesign.
I want pinterest to just be inspiring and not consuming. I want to make happen the things I pin.
I want to send out happy mail. I want to write real letters regularly.
I want to travel- like a big trip. I have a 10 year high school reunion in Wisconsin that I might go to, but I would rather go to Europe again while Luna is still free to fly. I want to visit my best friend in Hawaii. I want to seek out little towns right around me and eat lunch at a diner and thrift shop.
I ordered quite a few goodies from tbooSo my little word for 2012 is fruit. Matthew 3:8 Bear fruit in keeping with repentence. It is out of joy and a full happy heart that I want to make things this year. I feel like God has filled me with these creative gifts and I am really finally understanding what that means and being ok with it. Fruit has a lot of meaning on the surface and a bit deeper. I love fruit, it's good and sweet and I love going outside and picking it. So it brings a good image to mind. I found this little blurb on a blog post and I liked what it had to say spiritually about fruit. I like using fruit because it ties the producing and making back to God and gives Him credit and helps me remember to turn to him for strength too. I wanted a daily visual reminder of it so I turned to etsy. I'm looking forward to an etsy order from England. I ordered the fruit lockets pictured up above. Here are some other things I liked too. I want to make a little charm bracelet. I might order one of these and add the locket to it.
Amanda Davie mixed media and art jewelry I really like so many of her pretty pieces.
I also thought some of these little fruit pieces were cute. I'm a little worried because I have never gotten into jewelry making, but I'm getting the urge and think it would be so fun!