Friday, January 1, 2016

Creative Play for the New Year

Today I begin my 10th year writing this blog, and this is my 800th post. Yay! When I set out on New Year's Day in 2007, the blog was named "Fabric Art and Crafts" and I can still remember how excited I was at the prospect of sharing my work and connecting with other bloggers. My tech-y daughter got me started with Blogger and, although I've had my ups and downs with consistency, I'm really happy that I've stuck with it. Most of all, I'm so happy with the very good blogging friends I've made along the way.

In the past, I sometimes chose a word or words to inspire me through the year. This year I really feel like playing with art - trying new things I've always wanted to try and making what pleases ME! I used to love painting fabric and I plan to go back to that, plus cut paper, felting, collage and - most enjoyable for me - creating characters in a variety of mediums. Now I'm getting excited and it's time for bed, as I write this at 12:30 am on New year's Eve!

And so, my inspiration words for the year are Creative Play.

I hope you have some creative plans for your year, too. Do you have an inspiration word and something you'd really like to try for the first time? I hope we can share our creations. Leave a comment and I'll visit your blog!

 In the meantime, here's wishing you a very