At the beginning of this year, I chose BLOOM as my word for the year. While most of the year really felt more like SURVIVE, looking back through my BLOOM art journal, I can see that this year has brought me to a deeper understanding of myself, and to a more developed artistic style, which was my goal for this year. Here are a few shots from my journal:
I recently did something very brave, and took this journal to an Artist's Circle meeting, and shared it with the group. Super scary, but I am trying to put my art out into the world a bit more. Baby steps ;)
I love this time of contemplation, as I review the past year and look forward to the next. I'm still trying to decide on my word for 2013. I'm thinking maybe RENEWAL. I want to sit with that for a few days, and see what emerges.
Have you chosen a word for 2013 yet? I'd love to hear what you have chosen.
Whatever the year holds, I wish you all a beautiful new year!