Simplicity and balance

2013 intentions

It’s been almost 6 months since I last posted on this little blog of mine. Wow. Six months. That’s long.

The hiatus was unintentional, of course. I simply had no energy to create much and to write about it. While looking through my photo files in my computer, I realized that the only year I took less photos than in 2012 was the first year I got a digital camera (2006.) Sad really. So, this year, hopefully, that will change.

I’m not making promises of blogging on a schedule but I do promise to post at least once a month. If only to let you all know that I am still alive.

For a few years now, it’s been a custom to choose a word to begin the new year. This time, I couldn’t pick just one word. “Simplicity” and “Balance” kept coming back to me so I decided to keep both words. Last year, I had made a page like this for my word (move) and I liked it so much that I made a new page this year for my words.

Have you chosen a word for the year? Do you make resolutions?

>Free background and a few links – Fond gratuit et quelques liens

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 Hello dear friends,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that the new year’s celebrations did not drain you too much. I spent New Year’s eve with my family and we had a good meal and lots of laughs. On New Year’s day though, I stayed with only my Diesel and relaxed. Oh, and I played with my watercolours! Below, you can see a background I did on a large piece of watercolour paper (approximately 11″ x 14″.) I had to scan it in two parts but you get the idea. And as I’m feeling generous, I’m giving you the chance to download them and print them if you want to use them in your own art (just let me know if you decide to do so.)
Bonjour chères amies (chers amis,)
J’espère que vous avez tous eu une fin de semaine merveilleuse et que les célébrations du nouvel an ne vous ont pas trop vidés. J’ai passé le réveillon avec ma famille et nous avons mangé un bon repas et avons bien rigolé. Le jour de l’an, par contre, je suis restée avec juste ma Diesel et j’ai relaxé. Oh, et j’ai joué avec mes aquarelles! Plus bas, vous pouvez voir un fond que j’ai fait sur un grand papier aquarelle (27cm x 35cm.) J’ai du le numériser en deux parties mais ça vous donne une bonne idée. Et comme je me sens généreuse, je vous donne la chance de les télécharger et de les imprimer pour vous en servir dans votre art (laissez-moi savoir si c’est le cas.)
If you are looking for a new project for the new year, you might want to check out Elsie Flannigan’s “Project Restyle” where the idea is to “use unwanted, damaged or unusable vintage or used items to ReStyle.” I will definitely try to play along as I love to reuse old items.
Si vous cherchez un nouveau projet pour le nouvel an, allez voir le “Project Restyle” d’Elsie Flannigan où l’idée est de prendre un objet seconde main ou vintage qui ne sert plus ou qui est endommagé et de lui donner une deuxième vie. Je vais définitivement essayer de participer parce que j’aime réutiliser de vieux objets.
If you’re more into art experiments, why not try Tammy’s Creative Experiments over at Daisy Yellow. She posts new experiments every month and you can try as many as you like. I already found at least two that I want to try this month.
Si vous préférez les expériences artistiques, pourquoi ne pas essayer les Creative Experiments (Expériences Créatives) de Tammy chez Daisy Yellow. Elle publie de nouvelles expériences à chaque mois et vous pouvez en faire autant que vous le désirez. Il y en a au moins deux que je veux essayer ce mois-ci.
 
These two projects are sure to keep me occupied all year long!
Ces deux projets devraient me tenir occupée pour toute l’année!
 

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