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Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Year of 2011 and Word For 2012


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!

The last day of 2011... wow this year flew by. Here's a recap of my year...

January had me experimenting in my journal with things I was thinking about...


Things that were really on my mind...





Then I had an Emergency Appendectomy which kept me in bed for a few weeks.


February had me take part in a Community Art Project over at Phoenix Peacocks Blog...



March had me....




April had me in Phoenix for 10 days with my family...



as well as working on an idea for a book through my All Kinds of Artists Bloghop... (I only received about 10 submissions so needless to say this project fell through:(


May kept me in the Texturizing mode as I worked on a few pieces in this medium...



June kept me busy as I worked on a number of different journal spreads...




And worked on setting goals at the Chronic Pain clinic.



Also, June was the month I was diagnosed with Hypermobility of My Joints, Degenerative Discs in my neck and an appointment was set up for an MRI for April of 2012.
July had me making paper dolls (through Julie Nutting's book) with neighborhood girls...



as well as learning to make Duct tape wallets with my son Benjamin.



August had me working on my FIRST piece for friends of ours for their daughter Madelyn's room... this project was so much fun - I soaked in every moment of being engulfed in this girlie procedure!!!!



September had me taking an online class through Doll Dreams on Eyes and I was able to create this "Sisters" piece (which sold out during my art fair in November).



October kept me busy as I worked on piece after piece for my upcoming Art fairs in November. I also wrote my first "booklet" called "The Art of Zen Doodling".



November was the "BIG MONTH" for art fairs having FOUR in a row, weekend after weekend! It was an eye opener for me as I have never sold my art work before. I also learned that I will NEVER again plan to do four in a row :)



December was a relaxing month for me after the busy past few months... I worked on a few more mood charts, a few joural pages but mostly I just chilled out with my family.

Every winter I get the "Fever" for a winter project (which is usually knitting or crocheting some blanket I never finish)... This year I chose to do a cross stitch but only with strict conditions laid out by my son Josh... I must finish this project to completion within 8 months! He likes to bug me about all the projects I don't finish.

AND FINALLY, THE BIG REVEAL... my word for 2012 is...





My Hubbub chose this word for me. My process for choosing my word this year was to google "positive words"... it came up with a list of over 300 words. I worked my way through this list and circled the ones that jumped out at me. There were a number of them. Then I drew lines from one word to the next of the words that related to each other (sort of like word webbing)... my logic was pretty solid (or so I thought)... I then attempted to show my hubbub my process...

um... ya...

why oh why do I do this to myself??????

Within seconds he see's the word 'EFFERVESCENT' and say's... "That should be your word for the year!"

I just stare at him and say with sad looking eyes, "But I haven't shown you my process yet!"


He says, "Nope, your word is Effervescent! That's how I think you should be this year, bubbly, high-spirited, full of life, sparkly... it's perfect! DONE! Your word is EFFERVESCENT.

I looked from his face to the page, back and forth, back and forth... it took me a few minutes to 'let go' of my entire process and see things his way!

Then I settled into my new word of the year... EFFERVESCENT... hmmmm... yes... I could work with this word. Yes... I want to be high-spirited and bubbly this year! Yes, it will work just fine!

How does my HUBBUB know me so well???

It took me a few weeks to finish this page dedicated to EFFERVESCENT. I did it completely with my Twinkling H20's (watercolors that SHINE). I thought it suited my word of the year perfectly. What do you think???
Wishing you all a wonderfully Happy New Year - may you all be richly blessed with goodness, love, joy, peace, prosperity and anything else in these categories!
Big New Years Hugs!!!!
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14 comments:

Nancy said...

For what it's worth, I think it's a perfect word for you as I already see you that way.....so this coming year should be a piece of cake.....since you are already your word...

I loved strolling through your year....It may have had its ups and downs but you definitely came out on top....

Happy New Year and hug and blessings to you....

Sandra Kaye said...

I think it is a perfect word!!!! And you did a wonderful job on the art!!! Happy New Year!!! Many hugs :):)

An'Angelia Thompson said...

I just stopped by to wish you a wonderful 2012, my beautiful, EFFERVESCENT friend! What a great word for the year. It pays to listen to our hubbys occasionally :o) Much love, joy and good health to you in the New Year, and thank you for your continuing support, creativity and friendship ♥

Make It Happen Mama said...

I love your word! It makes me smile! My word for 2012 is INTENTION

Createology said...

Great review post. Effervescent is a word that Mr. C has used referring to me and I have grown quite fond of it. Embrace your bubbly self my dear and have a blissful creative 2012. Champagne Hugs...

Diane said...

I'm wishing you a special 2012.
P.S. Great word too!!

laurie said...

it is such a positive, fun word! i imagine your year to be full of love and light with the guide word of "effervescent" to carry with you. i can't wait to see what you create in 2012. happy new year.

EVA said...

Wonderful page! It captures a great word beautifully!

Hope you have a very effervescent year! Sounds awesome even saying that. Mine - CONNECT - pales. But it works for me!

Creative Mish said...

Wow! you accomplished a lot in 2011! I love your new word for 2012. You can do a lot of fun with that word. I hope you have the best in 2012!

Suz said...

For being in a Chronic Pain clinic, having degenerative disks in your neck and an emergency appendectomy, you have had a BIG year. I am so happy for you and think "Effervescent" is a great word for you, Kelly!
Big hugs,
Suz

Valerie said...

I lOVE your recap of the year. Wow! Thank you for sharing. I am chuckling at how you got your perfect word for 2012. It happens like that for us sometimes too. Thanks so much for sharing!!! May you have the most sparkly, twinkly, shiny year ever!

Christianne Teixeira said...

Love this post!!! I wish you a wonderful 2012!!! Hugs

Colleen Jorgensen said...

ooooh, LOVE that word, Kelly! Yes, it's a great word for you.

Here's hoping 2012 is full of inspiration and painfree days for both of us! ♥

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love that he picked the word and THAT word in particular! What a fabulous husband.

And I must have missed your page about not feeling inferior when you posted it before. It might just be my most favorite thing you've ever done!