At the end of every December, I like to take a moment to celebrate and share my completed creative projects from the year.
Go HERE to see every spread I've completed in 2016. I still have pages to continue the journey into 2017 and I am very happy about that. This is my latest spread for 2016 :
See my previous 2 blog posts for details of these pages.
The recent work I've been doing in classes with Effy Wild continue to inspire me to dig deeper, listen to my inner whispers, think about what I really want to do with my art : sometimes it's just to create something pretty, but I'm enjoying the self-enquiry and affirmation aspects more and more. And "doing the work" ie. creating every day, leads to more creativity. I especially enjoyed the Facing Forward II class and seeing how my faces are developing. I will definitely be completing the other 5 faces from this class and sharing them finished in 2017. The above spread shows my most recent from that class.
The above page was my first of my Life Book Projects this year. Check out my review of Life Book 2016 HERE. All my Life Book project photos are HERE.
I stayed focussed on my word with monthly prompts via Ali Edwards' One Little Word class. This was my March vision boardAs well as these projects that lasted the year, I made a number of other things. In February I was back to work at school with a new diary cover.
In March I had a play day to celebrate a friend's birthday, and made these paper mache teacups
I finished my "Wild Women don't get the blues" quilt in May and won a merit ribbon for it in October!
For my birthday play day I made crepe paper flowers :
and made a quilt top - on the "to finish quilting" list for 2017....
My nephew and his fiance had a baby girl in August and I made them this quilt:
In September-October I did lots in my art journal. And did my first face for Effy's Facing Forward II class
From Past to Present Artfully was a 2 hour class for Local history week at the public library
Mixed Media Fabric banners
At school I took a craft club in the 4th term and made a christmas quilt - the children made felt decorations to hang on it
I've continued to make birthday cards :
At the end of the school year my student librarians received handmade bookmarks from me as a thank you for their work
Then it was December and time to make some festive cards
and then my main batch of Christmas cards
I love to see all my projects listed like this in one place. And I'd like you to think about what you can celebrate creatively this year. How have you developed on your creative journey?
Now's the time to look ahead to 2017 : What choices are you willing to make so you can create art?
Wishing you Creative Joy in 2017