This year is winding down and I'm rather glad to see it end. This was a stressful year for me and even though nothing really drastic happened it seemed to be a "bad" year. I'm looking forward to 2007. I feel that this will be my year to grow.
I'm starting back into some old habits....good ones! I've been walking on the treadmill again and I've been doing morning pages (from The Artist's Way). I have kept a journal for many years but this past year I barely wrote anything. I did do semi-regular entries in my online journal....I blogged about it here. But now I'm committed to writing in my journal everyday. When I do this it helps me keep my mind from getting so cluttered. Between the morning pages and my journal I can dump out a lot of junk!! My mind needs a thorough housecleaning and a fresh start.
I'm also going to be doing some art every day. I read an article in the winter issue of Cloth Paper Scissors and it inspired me to set that as one of my goals for 2007. I'm trying to decide if I want to set a particular thing to create each day or just wing it. I think the structure of having a particular item would maybe be helpful but then it might get boring if I just make the same thing over and over again.
I was also intrigued by this that Laurie blogged about earlier....Project 365. At first I thought this might be something I would like to try but on further thinking I realized that with my little camera it might be difficult to get any good photos, and with my "wild and crazy, action-packed life" it might be difficult to get photos that would be interesting! I'm still thinking about this one! I've never been much of a photographer so this would really be a challenge.
I worked all day yesterday in the studio. No, not creating. Cleaning! I took a bunch of stuff to the attic because I'm trying to make room for my computer to be moved up there to the studio! The new wireless router that we got from Santa was for that very thing. I would like to have my computer where my art stuff is so that I could switch easily from one to the other. The biggest problem is getting the space to set up the computer! My space is so limited as it is but I really want the computer up there so I'm trying to re-organize the room....for the eleventeenth hundred time!
I'm also trying to watch either the full-length version of "The Secret" each day or at least the short clips on YouTube to keep myself going in a positive direction. Training my mind will be another challenge!
So all in all I have a full year planned for myself. I have some other goals planned too but those will come in a few more days. I hope that some of these things will be of interest to you and that you will enjoy what I have to share this coming year.