Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Intentional Creativity

My mind is full of random thoughts lately. None of which is probably interesting enough or cohesive enough to pull together into a coherent blog post. I've been doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  I've spent quite a bit of time with girlfriends lately having long talks over lunch. It seems we all are feeling very similar. I think the New Year brings it on. When I assess what the last year held, I find myself frustrated with time wasted. I want to spend more time creatively and not get distracted by the internet or television which becomes mindless entertainment.  
When I showed you the velvet cuff bracelet I made a month or so ago, I was so excited.  Not because it's the most beautiful thing in the world, but because I made it without a pattern or a class or even "copying" someone else's idea!  I just started and let it work itself out.  I NEVER do that.  I think I am so much prouder of the results because of how I did it.  I want to do more of that in 2013.  

Have you seen on several blogs that in place of New Year's resolutions that are rarely kept, people are picking 'One Little Word' to claim for the new year?  I had some ideas in mind, but after working through this great workbook, I found thanks to Pam Garrison, I whittled it down to:
So, on that vein, and because it was a Christmas present, I'm taking some workshops this weekend at Art of Craft!  I'm SO EXCITED!  Seriously, I may be a stalker.  I'm going to workshops by Rebecca Sower, Charlotte Lyons and Pam Garrison.  There are three others, but I didn't want to take the entire weekend away from HH.  On top of all that goodness, it's held at French General, which I've always wanted to get to and never have.  Whew, how is that for fun and an overload of links?  And, you can be sure that I'll be taking some pictures while I'm there.  I'm really looking forward to being surrounded by creativity.  You can expect to see posts about it next week and am planning on buying some goodies at FG for a giveaway on January 19th.  You heard me correctly, A  G I V E A W A Y!! Shesh, that's a departure for me.  On that note, have a great weekend and I'll "see" you next week! Oh, did you see that number over there on the left?  Only one more follower needed and I'll have graduated to 200 FOLLOWERS! Goodness gracious. That's another reason for a giveaway celebration!


  1. Congratulations on your beautiful and totally unique cuff created by YOU! Awesome! So excited for you about the weekend and can't wait to read all about it! :-)

    I like the idea of coming up with one word as a theme to follow through the year. Purposeful is a great word. I came up with a good one yesterday but forgot to write it down. Duh! I need to remember it and get started! Thanks for the inspiration!

    200?! Wow! That IS cause for celebration! Congratulations!

  2. oh i can not wait to see what you create after such an inspiring weekend!! sounds like so much fun and i sure wish i could have been there as i am totally uninspired these days. our weather has been rainy, which to me means gloomy...i think i need some sunshine to get my juices flowing again. your velvet cuff is amazeballs (isn't that a fun word?!) perhaps i will choose that as my word for the year....
    erin xxoo

  3. Well, Hi, Karen! Serendipity! I've come to your blog from the blog of one of my sweet commenters ~ you know how that goes ~ :) ~ Now following you, as #200!
    So nice to "meet" you!

  4. So nice to meet you Karen.. I was visiting dear Erin and saw your beautiful cuff.. I just had to come by to meet it's designer.. You have such a lovely blog here.
    I am a new follower.

  5. Dear Karen - so glad to meet you - I discovered your blog through Erin. Looking forward to getting to know you in the coming new year.


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