Happy New Year!
Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, I choose a word to use as my focus for the year. In 2017, my word was SPACIOUSNESS. I did some mental and physical decluttering and opened space for new ventures. I learned some new art journaling techniques and renewed my dormant interest in sewing.
In the last few weeks, I’ve been taking an online mixed media journaling class from Jane LaFazio, a continuation of what I learned on the trip to Canada last summer. The journal page above was inspired by memories of Wildacres and incorporates collage, watercolor, stamp carving, and stenciling techniques from the class.
I’ve learned that I’m happiest when I’m making something, whether it’s painting, drawing, sewing, or gardening. I enjoy translating concepts of color and design from one medium to another. So, for 2018, my focus word is MAKE.
Do you choose a word of the year? What is your word for 2018?