Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Ringing in the New Year

I always love the new year. It is filled with so much promise. This is my fourth year for this blog. To me this is unbelievable as it started as a new year's resolution in 2011 and I have kept it this long. I am a promise keeper, so I guess I shouldn't be that surprised.

This year I was thinking of what my focus should be. 2011 was the year of a 10" X 10" quilt a week, 2012 the leaves for the paper tree, and 2013 the ATC cards. I loved every single year.  This year I think I am going to challenge myself to a "word".  This is all the rage with artists that I really admire and they all say it helps to get a fresh start, spark creativity and to pull them out of a rut. I am not really in a rut, just a bit of a time crunch with all of my commitments.

So looking at words (remember I am fascinated with old dictionaries) I liked "grow" and "hope" and "stretch" and "fear". The list goes on and on.  So I decided to be a little less "deep" and go with "relove"  I am not sure it is a word, I don't really care.  I like it because it is going to force me to recycle. I did a few projects with recycled materials, but this year, I am going to push it. By the time 2014 comes to a close I should have 52 projects that incorporate an item, that I am "reloving".  So off to reuse, repurpose, recycle, and RELOVE.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this,Michelle! I love that you made up your own word! When I started word-of-the-year 4 years ago, I chose "justbe" which is really 2 words, so I like to break the rules a little too. I feel like my words have built on each other and, once you have them, they never really leave. Happy RELOVING!!