As 2011 was drawing to a close there was a lot of talk "on the blogs" about gearing up for year-long creative memory documentations like Project Life and Project 365 (well, 366 it being a leap year), and/or about choosing a "word" for 2012. I wasn't planning on choosing a word, didn't consciously ponder any word possibilities, but apparently a seed was planted at some point because I literally opened my eyes one day with a strong proclamation: Home Work.
Not to be confused with its close cousin, "House Work" (which evokes visions of dusting, vacuuming, mopping, toilet scrubbing, etc.) my revelation "Home Work" refers more to maintaining the bones of the house, like painting, repairing, upkeeping, do-it-yourself-ing type projects that are part and parcel of home ownership. We've lived in this house for 16 years (!) now and have A LOT of things that we have not kept up with or just let go of altogether.
I dedicated the inside front cover spread of my new art journal to laying down this new intention.
|Gold paint-hard to see if the light's not hitting it quite right.|
On page 2 and 3 I've started my To Do List. Wish me luck!
Did you choose a word for 2012 or make any resolutions?
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