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Thursday, December 17, 2009

She Lives!!!

Hi Everyone,

I think I've finally turned the corner on this thing....whatever I had, cold or flu, it set me on my butt for a few days. I'm never a good patient....I hate being in bed for long periods of time but I can tell you I slept for at least two straight days. HB has been a very good nurse!!

Today during the afternoon I began to feel human again but I'm still not rushing into anything. I intend to take it easy and not over-do for a couple of days so I don't have a set-back. Thank you to everyone who sent me emails and comments wishing me well....it helped me to feel better just knowing that someone cared. I say it often but the people I've met here in Blogland are THE BEST EVER!!!!

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Wouldn't you know that two of the classes I've signed up for began this week....and I haven't been able to participate. Just in case you don't know (and might be interested) I'm taking LK Ludwig's Printed-Patterned-Painted Journal Making class which began on Monday and I'm also taking the Remains of the Day class offered by Mary Ann Moss which began on Tuesday.

I haven't even started on those latest two classes and I'm already lining up classes for 2010! If you don't already know about it, DJ Pettitt is offering a great class beginning in January. It's called Memories and Manipulations and will be a Photoshop class. This is something I have been trying to learn without much success so I'm thrilled about this class. If you're interested HERE is the link to read about it.

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If you remember, my word for this year was GROW. Looking back over the art I've completed I think I can safely say I lived up to that word. When I look back at my flickr pages (which is one way I keep track of my progress) or go back to the beginning of this year on Artopia I can tell a big difference in what I've accomplished.


This ATC was the first artsy thing I posted this year! Pretty basic, uninteresting stuff!

Most of my growth is due to all the great classes I took this year....a few of them are listed over there along the right side of this blog. I recently went back and made a list of all the classes I took this year and it surprised even me!

I haven't definitely picked a word for 2010 but I might want to use LEARN because that seems to be my main focus. I want to learn as much as I possibly can. I don't ever want to stop learning. I want to learn new art techniques and new ways to use the tools that I already have. I want to learn about all kinds of art mediums and try them out. I want to expand my abilities and create better art. For now though I think I'll just concentrate on getting back to 100% so I can participate in the classes I'm taking right now. Stay tuned for some progress and hopefully some show and tell!

26 comments:

  1. So glad you are feeling better! Being sick just sucks. It may be our body's way of letting us know we need to slow down and rest, but it still sucks.

    I definitely think you lived up to your word for the year. I think you probably did a lot of learning, as well, this past year. I look forward to seeing your continued growth and the changes in your art. You have been one prolific lady as far as I can tell.

    Take good care of yourself!

    Hugs,
    Tamerie

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  2. Welcome back into the land of the living, Janet.
    I can certainly see how your work has evolved and changed and you're so right about this need we have within us to go on learning and growing. That's how it should be. I applaud you for all the positive thinking. Take care. x

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  3. I haven't visited in so long because I've been busy with end of semester grading and madness. This morning I found out that you'be been sick. I'm so sorry. I really enjoyed this post, though, because we've definitely been following the same path for the past year, and I must tell you, Janet, you've been wonderful company along the way. We've learned so much, and you've always been right here to encourage me, cheer me on, and share your beautiful art. Take care of yourself, and get well soon, sweet girl, because we have a long way to go this year!

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  4. So glad your on the mend Janet, I've missed your posts!!! I think your 2010 word is a great one! I may click around at some of those classes that you've taken! I could use some "Learning" too :D

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  5. Glad you are feeling better Janet, seems I know a lot of people with whatever it is that is going around. Take care of yourself. I look forward to seeing your new work and what you learn in the new year.

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  6. Sorry I haven't visited in a while! I'm so sorry to see you've been sick, and I'm so glad you're feeling better again Sleep helps so much, and feels so good, doesn't it? Lucky you to have such loving TLC from your HB.
    :0)

    It was a real pleasure watching you grow in your art this year, and I look forward to seeing what wonderful things you share with us in the coming year.

    Happy holidays to you and those you love, dear Janet!

    Hugs,
    Angela

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  7. Well, I am so happy that you are feeling back to snuff. What a horrible time to feel yukky. I too have been down for the count but mine is arthritis. The cold and damp of winter not only bothers my poor dogs feet my my body too. And to top it off, you missed the classes you wanted to take. Well, at least you are back on your feet for the holiday. Stay well and have a wonderful holiday season.
    Oh yes, if you feel up to it you can stop by my blog and say Hi too!
    http://jansgourds.blogspot.com.
    Look forward to your visit.
    Jan

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  8. Wow..where have I been? I am so sorry you were ailing. Glad you are better, WEll..Grow you have ! Your art has blossomed and branched and, well ....Jack and the Beanstalk..haha My word for the year was prosperity and in some respects that worked, but I may have to use it again this year, haha!

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  9. Janet, I'm so glad that you're feeling better-I missed your posts. I love your attitude about the coming year. It's the way I feel--I'll always have something to learn. Mystele's was my first online class that I've ever taken, and I now know that I'm a bit hooked.

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  10. Oh, so sorry only today I came to know you were sick! But I was sick as well, got Lucas' tonsilitis! Feeling just like you, better today after almost one week in bed! Hope you recover asap and is back to yourself again!

    Kisses and love from us.

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  11. Welcome back. Good to hear you are much better. I like the heart ATC! I think a heart is a great way to start the year -- fly from there!

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  12. Janet I think I have it now. Have been down for 7 days and slowly coming back. So glad you survived, that means there is hope for me. LOL Sharon

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  13. Yippee you survived and just in time to stuff yourself silly on Christmas day.
    Seriously though Janet I am glad you are on the mend.

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  14. so glad you are feeling better, and boy grow was a great word, I love your art, you have a way with colour, I am also thinking of a word for 2010...thanks for being such a faithful reader on my site.

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  15. Just checking up on YOU and learned YOU weren't feeling very good this week! Get Well girly and YOU probably needed that rest!! Glad to hear YOU are feeling better!!

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  16. Glad you are feeling better and on the mend. Take it slow. I am trying to heed my own words. I was a mess, but after my little 3 day R&R away from home, I am easing back into the daily grind. Let's ALL stop this "multi-tasking" craziness, eh?

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  17. I am glad you are getting better. I too have not decided on what my word will be for next year either.
    You are going to be busy with the classes I am going to have to check the one on photo shop. Only thing I am just getting it and not sure on how to use it at all..
    Katelen

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  18. Janet,

    I guess in my being so sick I didn't notice that you were too. So glad to hear that you are better. I look forward to hearing all about your classes. Your ATC is a beginning, that is how art is one step at a time. Soon you will be going gangbusters again.

    Kate

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  19. Welcome back to the land of the living! Did you get my email reply? Take care...nice to see you blogging again.
    Mary

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  20. You continue to amaze me Janet and I'm glad I met you and can visit you here!!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!

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  21. You have my absolute sympathy. It's summer here and I have just had 6 days off work with a chest infection. Like living in a TB ward. And now Mum and my husband have it - blast! Take care; don't push yourself too hard.

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  22. Lots of Reiki and well-ness vibes to you! BEAUTIFUL heART ATC! So glad you stopped by and enjoyed my how-to on the Jizo cards. Your heART will be spectacular on cards! I know Zazzle has some great turn-key ways for making cards now. Been thinking about switching over there from Cafe Press actually... Anyway, lots of holiday miracles to you, Janet!
    k-

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  23. Glad to hear that you are beginning to feel better. Take it nice and easy and hopefully you'll be up and running again very soon.

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  24. Yes, I watched you grow this year. You worked very hard at it. Very devoted. Glad your on the mend now. Take it slow and kiss your nurse.

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  25. Merry Christmas Janet to you and your family.
    I'm so glad you feel better. Rest up now!

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  26. YEP, without a doubt, your art showed continual growth throughout 2009. Great accomplishment, Janet!

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