Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fa La La La La

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I've been away from the studio for so long it seems - doesn't the holiday time get busy?
Fun, yes....but busy busy!

So today I made a date with a paint brush and cranked out lots of painted papers....which became a couple of single signature journals. That's a lot of painting paper I tell ya!

I doubt I'll get much more time for paint and play this week, so I wanted to wish you all the merriest of holidays!

AND a very creative new year!

By the way.....anyone else out there choosing a "word" or "theme" for the new year? I've done it for a couple of years now and I swear to you it's a compass....a true north.

I went through a couple of try on words - One week it was SURRENDER, the next it was ALIGN. But I know what it is for sure now......it's SOULTRUTH. I know, it's made up and it's mine! Makes me actually shiver when I say it - so it must be right. Drop me a comment and let me know your's!


Lis said...

Ah, how I wish I was with you playing in paint!

I am debating my word for 2012 - it's between Clarity and Surrender ... am thinking it will be the first.

2009 I was Fearless (yes, before there was Fearless Painting!) and 2010 it was Shine although my experience was more in line with glowing ... (or radiating?)

LOVE your word. Perfect for a year in the Lodge!

xo Lis

Tracie said...

Lis! Love both your words and funny...my word 2 years ago was FEARLESS too....then Fearless Painting happened for me!! And you! And US! I wish you were here too! (But we'll be together again in Sedona, right? And in the Lodge! It's gonna be an amazing year!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I would have to give it some thought. Merry Christmas my friend. Hugs to you and your Mom. Margie

cookievf said...

hello new friend! such a yummy blog, and i've only had a few minutes to peek around! discovered your link from "book of days" on flickr and felt a pull to make a connection, so here i am ;-D

your painted papers are super WOW.. and something I feel a yearning to do again, really soon! very new at it & shared my first pages on a blog post in May. i am always excited to try new techniques! also into stamp carving so think i'll test that next with paint & paper!

my word for 2012? i'm def getting closer! knowing me, i'll prob do a blog post so i can share the process and personal meaning behind my choice. please stop by when you can!
- vicki xo

Deb said...

My guiding word for 2012 is authenticity. I intend to be authentic in my art, in my interactions with others, in what I say and what I do, in every aspect of my life. It is the only way that I can be true to me, so I intend to be authentic with myself first and foremost.

Tracie said...

DEB! No better quality than authenticity!! Excellent!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the colourful pages! And the creative word-joining :-) I think my word will be PLAY.

Anonymous said...

But I may have another after the first 6 months .. (you know, being a restless gypsy and all..) lol

Indigo Carlton said...

Hello Sister!
Love your Word for the year.
I read this a few days ago and wasn't sure of what mine was. Then it came. Duh. So obvious I had even already painted it and put it on my altar for "something else."


Of course.

Love you!

Fallingladies said...

I'm just starting to read about this picking a word and the book and all, and I was deciding to join when you mentioned true north which has a very special meaning to me and was surely a sign to join in!

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