I've signed up for a couple of on-line classes...one is just for January, the other runs the entire year. Alena Hennessy's Year of Painting, and N*Studio's (January) Creative Jump Start.
My simple goals are to somewhat pare down the massive amount of art and craft supplies I've accumulated over the years. If I can't do that, I'd at least like to have them organized. That's the hard thing...I'm an "out of sight, out of mind" girl, so if I don't see it (or can't easily put my hands on it), I'm either frustrated, or I buy a replacement. That's not a good thing any way you look at it. I've been working on this massive project since just before Thanksgiving, and I probably won't finish it any time soon. Taking my time to do it right.
I started 2014 off by attending a yoga class. Yoga seems to work out some of those kinks I have, and the feeling of well-being in the hours following a practice is, as they say, priceless.
The year seems pretty fresh and new to me, even though it is already (already!!) the 10th of the month. We've had "way-too-cold" to go to work cancellations, an early dismissal due to a serious city water treatment issue, and now we're at the end of just week #2 of the new year and we haven't had a normal work-week yet.
While at home on my "bonus day off", I fell down the Pinterest rabbit-hole. I came across a pin that truly inspired me...and took off with it like a dog with a tasty bone. The pin was of a hacked Moleskine planner/art journal, and as I clicked links I came across a wonderful huge group of journalers subscribing to A Documented Life. All it takes is a weekly planner (Moleskine or other), add-in papers (they call them tip-ins) and Washi tape. You end up with a thick, chunky combination planner/art journal. I used the small size of Moleskine (because it's what I had...and I like the fact that it easily fits in my purse) and spent some quality time with my paper cutter making tip-ins of watercolor paper. Add the colorful and fun Washi tape and here's what you get: