Friday, January 1, 2010


A brand new year. A brand new time. I am feeling uplifted and hopeful for the future.

I was sitting, watching the Rose Parade, looking at the latest postings on blogs that I feel inspired by when one kind of hit me between the eyes. It was from Nina Bagley of the blog Ornamental. She was talking about the forest and individual trees. I will let you read her to get her meaning but it gave me some symbolism that I needed.

I keep getting stuck in my art. I love mixed media or at least the concept because I love doing many types of art. I have all these pieces of things done (think tree) but I have not been able to compile them into some wonderful things (think forest). I don't want to just tack them together I need them to be coherent.

So here comes my word for 2010.
That is where the total is greater than the sum of the parts. This is what I am hoping for this year.

I do not do resolutions anymore. It makes me angry at myself when I do not succeed, however I am continuing to work on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. I need to go back and review it again to stay on track.

On a really fun note my DH gave me an online class with DJ Petitt. It is on using Photoshop with an artistic flair. I am so excited. I love DJ's work and I have so many photos that I want to work with. People can sign up until Jan 4.

I also am starting an additional blog to post photographs. I am going to take at least a photo a day this next year (thank you Jane Dunnewold). I will post them each week. I am hoping some of my friend at Mixed Media Mavens will join me. We will see if they decide to play.

Happy New Year everyone!!!


Carol said...

Hello Ginny, Just checking to see that your blog works (from Ning) and obviously it does. Like you, I feel I'm not all that computer literate, though I use it all the time and sometimes amaze myself with things I do on it. I hope this Photoshop course will be brilliant for both of us. See you there, Carol

Laurie said...

I'm taking DJ's class to, I love the idea of a photo a day...usually I take a bunch of photos one day, then I'm dry for a wait to see what you do with your photos

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love your word Ginny, it's inspirational!
My word is "balance" something I keep seeking, in fact it may have been my word last year ... not exactly sure!
I enjoy using my camera each and every day!
Wondering if this digital thing is for me???
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Kelly said...

I love the word synergy. :-) good choice. I haven't decided on my word yet. last year's word was balance and I did pretty well with that! nice to meet you!

Leslie said...

Hi Ginny! Nice to hear from a fellow NM native. Have you been taking your photo a day? I started a blog like that, which I still post on, but not every day. Not even close. Good for you!