Sunday, December 30, 2012

What do you want for 2013?

This is a question I've been pondering lately.   I'm not sure I really believe in New YEAR resolutions.  I've found that in order to make something stick, I really need to resolve at least by the day, sometimes by the hours, often by the minute! 

As part of considering what I want to accomplish during 2013, I have been thinking that maybe it's not so much about what I want to ACCOMPLISH as what I want to focus on.  As I've contemplated, I realized that when I look back, sometimes my periods of greatest growth are during the times when I'm not trying to accomplish something specific but am just open to trying new things and to exploring new ideas.

So, with that in mind, I'm contemplating several concepts or ideas that I want to keep as a focus for 2013.  More on that in the new year....

Hope everyone's gearing up for a fantastic New Year's Eve!

Linking to Sunday Sketches...


Friday, December 28, 2012

More magic-- Believe in it!

More thoughts of magic during this magical season!

Posted this a bit early but it is my Saturday, December 29th post.  90 days in a row.  I am on a roll!  Posting everyday has been a challenge for me so I'm rather proud of myself.  I definitely do believe that sometimes it's just a matter of creating a habit for yourself as it has become a little easier over time.  In 2013, I'm going to try to focus on better photos, too.

Linking to Show and Tell Saturdays at Artists in Blogland

Magic is what you make it

Linking to Paint Party Friday

Thursday, December 27, 2012

EDM #46: draw something holiday themed

SCARY holiday theme!  This was sketched from a Crate and Barrel ad and then colored with magic markers-- very old school, huh?   These nutcrackers are always a bit scary looking but this one looks particularly evil, doesn't it?   I'm afraid that has more to do with my sketch than the nutcracker itself. 
Linking to EDM #46:  Draw something holiday themed. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Reindeer visits

Hope Rudolph and gang made it to everyone---both naughty and nice---this year.  We had a lovely, relaxing Christmas and are now off on a bit of an adventure!  While we won't be flying with reindeer, we hope to have just as much fun!  

Here's to everyone having a festive holiday week! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Rise of the Guardians

Last night, my sweetie and I saw a late night showing of Rise of the Guardians.  I wasn't expecting much and was really pleasantly surprised.  It was funny and it had a lot of heart.  Alec Baldwin as a Russian Santa Claus and Hugh Jackman as an Australian, boomerang-carrying 6'2" Easter Bunny were hysterical.  It reminded me that believing in something counts for a lot and that it's (better than) okay to have a sense of wonder or a sense of fun as your center. 
I hope everyone is ready for a magic-filled Christmas, filled with wonder and fun!
Happy holidays!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas tags

One of my favorite things about the holidays is finding the perfect gifts for everyone... but I'm always most excited about shopping for the kids.  I have to admit, we go a little crazy when shopping for the nieces and nephews!  And, when we can't be with them for Christmas, I refuse to let Amazon just ship the gifts off.  I like putting together packages with handmade tags with little notes.   Here are a few of the tags I made for the kids packages:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Colorful doodle-pick up sticks

Lately, I have been so busy that I haven't take much time to just doodle and play with color-- one of my favorite stress releasers, which I really need to make more time for, especially at this time of year! 

This doodle was inspired by Helen Williams at a little lime.  I absolutely love all that Helen is able to do with just pen and ink and sometimes a touch of color.  And she is so prolific. I am in awe!  I fell in love with her pick up sticks drawing and attempted to create my own version...  I need to work on straighter lines...  and, of course, I couldn't resist adding lots of color!
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