Welcome 2014

2013 hasn’t been my most creative year. I’ve definitely neglected this blog and my creative habit for most of the year and I feel really bad about it. So I decided to end 2013 and start 2014 with a creative bang.

I rarely go on YouTube even though I know there are a lot of great vloggers and wonderful tutorials to watch. On December 30th, I decided to give it a chance and found a great tutorial on how to make a journal from greeting cards. I instantly was inspired to get started. So I rummaged through my box of greeting cards and picked all the store-bought ones I didn’t necessarily want to keep. I started altering them with paint on the inside and left them to dry before doing the rest. New Year’s Eve came and went with friends and family. Good food, good laughs, good time. On  New Year’s Day, I decided to finish my project and got out one of my many piles of paper scraps. Three movies later, I had this wonderful handmade journal and hadn’t spent one dime on the materials! Now, I have a pile of envelops that is begging to be turned into another journal! To be continued…

Every year, I choose a word to focus on during the following months. Last year’s words (simplify and balance) didn’t really work after all. These things happen. This year, I chose the word “fresh” as in fresh food, fresh air, fresh look at life, fresh start… I have quite a few plans in mind for this year but I don’t want to overdo it so one day at a time, one project at a time…

Have a lovely weekend!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melissa H
    Jan 03, 2014 @ 17:22:47

    Good to see you again – fresh is a good one – so many ways to interpret it. A very pretty journal!!

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  2. Melissa H
    Jan 03, 2014 @ 17:23:29

    It sounds like you had a marathon start at renewing your creative energies.

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  3. Kim Mailhot
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 11:20:01

    I love the word “fresh”, Creative One. Sounds like the perfect energy to begin again. That is one of the joys of creativity really, isn’t it ? That it is always there for us to pick up and begin again when we need it.
    Happy New Year and happy creating !

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