Friday, January 8, 2010

One Little Word - 2009, Part 1

Did you participate in "One Little Word" for 2009? How did it go?

If you're not familiar with "One Little Word", read this post by Ali Edwards.

In a nutshell, you pick one single word on which to focus your year. Your one little word acts in some ways like a New Year's Resolution, but instead of identifying a single action you wish to take during the year, your word identifies a focus for your year.

For 2009, my one little word was EXPLORE. This word had two meanings for me, I wanted to explore the depths of my creativity and my new home state. I envisioned ending the year with one art-related and one adventure-related story to tell for each month.

Here are my art-related explorations for 2009. I will post the adventure-related explorations tomorrow. Sunday I plan to share my one little word for 2010. And Monday look for a layout of the results of "One Little Word" 2009.

January - First formal art class, Mixed Media at St. Petersburg Art Center.
February - An example of my Photo-a-Day challenge for 2009.
March - My first attempt at art journaling.

April - Making my first home decor pieces. This was made for a friend (for her one little word).
May - Participating in swaps for the first time.
June - Creating an inspiration journal.
July - Taking a fabric scrapbooking class with Donna Downey.
August - Playing with collage.
September - Creating my own Etsy store.
October - Joining Method Playground's Design Team.
November - My first attempt at book binding.
December - My first time playing along to the "12 Tags of Christmas".


PuraAbarca said...


Chris said...

Love how you were able to capture your word with all of the 'new' you did this last year.

Have Myelin? said...

I really like this idea. I plan to do this.