Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Building a New Year

Happy New Year! I am excited about my plans for 2013. Each year for the past three years, I have chosen a word for the year as explained on Christine Kane's website. Here is a link if you would like to check out her worksheet for picking a word for the year. This year I picked the word "Build". This word actually came to me because I want to concentrate on felting a yurt this year. Build seemed the natural choice. Then I looked up the word and found other meanings I hadn't considered but work well with my intentions.



To build means the following:

As a noun: the physical structure or form - body, constitution or habit

As a verb:

  1. to initiate or found - base, begin, establish
  2. to increase or accelerate - amplify, augment, boost, develop, expand, improve, strengthen
  3. to help or enhance - advance, aid or assist
  4. plan on - aim, anticipate, intend
  5. recommend or praise - acclaim, advocate, applaud, support
It always amazes me when I do look up a word how many different meanings a word can have. All these definitions will work for me this year. One of the first things I have planned for this year is "A Daily Dose of Fiber". I have explained what that means in a post today on The Felting and Fiber Studio blog. I'd love for you to join in the fun so do go take a look at the post. I will be blogging my progress with being creative every day here. This will really be a stretch as I do creative things related to fiber art nearly every day but I rarely post more than once a week. I want to change that habit so we'll see how it goes. I'm sure the posts will be relatively short but I promise lots of photos!


Here are my goals/intentions for 2013:

  1. Build a yurt/ger.
  2. Be creative every day.
  3. Build a body of artwork.
  4. Continue to develop the new fiber arts organization "Tangled - A Fiber Arts Collective".
  5. Build on what I learned in my Level 2 Stitch Class.
  6. Develop further classes and teaching opportunities.
  7. Build a video tutorial library.
  8. Take Level 1 Color Studies class from Gail Harker.
Since number one on the list is going to be a monster project, I'm not sure how much of this list will get done. But I have found that the busier I am, the more I get completed. If you have any plans for travel to Montana, do drop in as I'd love some assistance in yurt building. 

What are your plans for 2013? I'd love to hear what you'd like to accomplish in the new year. Do consider joining the Daily Dose of Fiber challenge over at The Felting and Fiber Studio, joining our forum and having a creative 2013.





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