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:
- to initiate or found – base, begin, establish
- to increase or accelerate – amplify, augment, boost, develop, expand, improve, strengthen
- to help or enhance – advance, aid or assist
- plan on – aim, anticipate, intend
- 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:
- Build a yurt/ger.
- Be creative every day.
- Build a body of artwork.
- Continue to develop the new fiber arts organization “Tangled – A Fiber Arts Collective”.
- Build on what I learned in my Level 2 Stitch Class.
- Develop further classes and teaching opportunities.
- Build a video tutorial library.
- 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.