This was an amazing challenge...to find one word to focus on for 2007. I chose the word SIMPLE or SIMPLIFY. The word came to me instantly when I read her newsletter. I had already written a "new years" blog entry when I went back to look at it, the message was clear in both everyday life and my creative life. This year I want to stop trying so hard and focus on the simple things. Creativly, I'm a freak about trying to get that perfect photo, or trying to make the perfect layout. I realize I need to just let go...simplify...it's much funner that way! I actually take better pictures when I don't try so hard. I also try to hard to...well I guess to be honest...to be like everyone else! Like I said in my last entry...I am a bonafied scraplifter...I see something I like and I copy it. I think that's ok to do sometimes, but I think you can take it to far by being too influenced by others. I think sometimes I can be guilty of that. I hope by not trying so hard and SIMPLIFYING, I can find my idendifiable style . Here's a layout I'm working on right now: SIMPLE
In my New Years entry I also described how I wanted to be more organized with lists...So I found this cool thing at Target and it seemed to just really fit my theme. (heck, it even has my word on it!) Just a book of note cards that I can use to write my lists on. Plus there are 3 different colored cards so you can coordinate your lists. I plan to use the different colors for these lists: to do, to buy, and notes to self/to create.
So there you have it. A beginning to a SIMPLER 2007.
This is my last day of freedom folks...I go back to work tomorrow after 5months off. Seriously freaking out right now.