Friday, December 31, 2010

It's the Last Day of the Year!

Wow!  I can't believe it is December 31, 2010.  I love this time of year.  I like fresh starts and that what I feel like on New Year's Day (I guess I also feel like that on my birthday and the first day of school each year).  I have so many things coming up in January that I can't hardly stand it.  I am really looking forward to the Ali Edwards class I signed up for with my mom, and several friends of mine, One Little Word.  I like that we will have assignments for us each month of the year. That kind of structure / pattern is good for me.  It keeps me motivated.  I picked my word - FLOURISH!  Here is what I found on MSN Encarta's dictionary.
1. be healthy or grow well: to be strong and healthy or grow well, especially because conditions are right
2. do well: to sustain continuous steady strong growth
3. brandish something: to wave something in a dramatic way that draws attention
It can also mean a dramatic hand movemtn that draws attention, a loop or curl, and in music, it can be an ornamental trumpet call (heralding the arrival of an important person), a short prelude/postlude of a piece of music, or a brief showy technical passage within a piece of music.  Of course I like the musical references, even if I don't perform anymore. 
The word comes from: [13th century. < Old French floriss-, stem of florir "to bloom" < Latin florere< flor- "flower"]

I'm really excited about this word and I look forward to the projects from Ali.

What else is on the horizon?  planning for a new family reunion, making a shower invitation using photoshop and illustrator, taking a new illustrator class from Carina Gardner on , husband's birthday, and that's just what I can remember right now, and doesn't even include everything going on at work.

Since I'm here, I'll post this picture that I had planned to post earlier this month. I had done more, but not all of the pictures came out well.  I will work on a system for that.  I found these little wooden pieces and turned them into Christmas tree ornaments.  I covered them with papers and other embellishments that I would normally use on my cards or tags. Sorry about the quality. 

So, that's all from me for now.  Looking forward to improving my blog skills this year too. Here's to 2011!