Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

{ update: give away entry now closed }
looking forward to announcing a winner this Friday! 

I'm participating in Lisa’s One World One Heart blog event. If you haven’t heard of if yet, you can read all about it on A Whimsical Bohemian blog.
Have I mentioned how I love the blog-o-sphere? Great to get lost in and find like-minded artists. I'm so looking forward to participating in the One World One Heart event for bloggers. Each participating blogger puts something up on their blog to give away. Bloggers leave comments on each others blogs for their chance to win art, jewelry, fun items from their fellow bloggers.

So, fellow bloggers, please post a comment (any comment will do, but if you need direction, give me your word of intent for 2011) and you'll be entered in my giveaway. I'll draw the winner on February 17th. I'll make a "one-little word" charm bracelet just for you! Here are a few examples of the charm that could be custom-made for you!
It starts Jan 30th until Midnight Feb. 17th! You’ll see all the participating bloggers on Lisa’s blog. I was inspired by Tejae join in the fun, with her lovely puffed heart with polymer clay treasure inside.

I'm dedicated to creating and making art part of my everyday life. Either creating or teaching jewelry with precious metal clay and traditional metalsmithing techniques, creative/therapeutic journalling, mixed media art or playing in the art-studio with my fairy-like daughter ~ my muze.

Whoo, hoo. As I say, challenges and creating art - so much cheaper than therapy. Join the fun.

Friday, January 21, 2011

one little word

A few years ago I read about the one little word on Ali Edwards' site and many others have started this same tradition, you can see some of the words for 2011 here. My word last year - diligent. Here are the thoughts behind that choice. Although the 2010 started with promise and diligent behavior, without getting too personal, let's just say the last six months have been less than stellar. So I'm looking forward to the new year with optimism and heart. My word for 2011:
} all is calm, all is bright - in my personal matters
} execute some bright ideas - instead of just letting them rattle around in my head
} that I stay bright-eyed and a little less bushy-tailed in the new year - a constant challenge
} over all a bright future - ready for the making

The very first charm - create - was to celebrate a 21 day challenge I did in 2008 with Rhonna Farrer reminding me that creating everyday is what makes me whole. I also made charms for the last two years: sway & diligent. This year seemed a bit different, I feel different, so I decided to make it not just with words, but a symbol - bright. Handcrafted silver swirl with rays of light, then mixed media for the center, encapsulated in resin.

Courage is letting go of the familiar to make a better future.
At times you must walk away from the familiar to fight for a brighter tomorrow.

I won't settle for less than the brighter future and making my life brightest possible in 2011. What about you? What is your word of intention for 2011?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

sending wishes of a bright new year

Welcoming 2011 with open arms and optimistic heart.