Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Word for the Year, Resolutions and Zoom

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encaustic 6x8
Its a new start to a new year.  Every year I renew my list of resolutions and every year I start off with a flurry.  I organize, I exercise, I drink less and I eat better.  I try to keep the house tidy, I try to manage my time, and I try to make Mondays meatless.  And, every year I pick a word to be my North star for the year.  Last year was a really good word and its been hard for me to come up with a new one.  I almost took the route of just using the same word again.  But, that seemed totally lame and frankly a bit lazy.  So, I decided to make up my own rules for the word game.  Yes, I have a new word for 2014 - but I've decided I will still lean on last year's word when needed.  My word for 2014 is:

FORWARD
 
I actually thought long and hard I had a toss up between forward and flow - but in the end - forward is the winner.  Seems I feel I need to keep momentum going into this year.  Some big things are on the agenda in the spring - and forward is the name of the game.   For 2014, forward just isn't a direction. My definition also includes no excuses and no upper limit problems.  It also includes being bold in my actions, artwork and well.. life.  With that said - forward I go. 
Wishing you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend. 
 
If you are a word picker - I'd love to hear your word for 2014
M.x
 


20 comments:

  1. Your encaustic artwork is beautiful!
    Forward is a great word for the year - I like that a lot. It has a lot of momentum, activity, but also thoughtfulness. I wish you all the best for the journey through the year.

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  2. So wonderful to see you back Marji!! Always love your work and think you pick a perfect word to propel you ahead! I was like you and wanted to stick with my old word Focus....but decided to go with Glean this year! Glean some of the best things from my writings and artwork. Happy New Year to you....may this year be abundant in joy and creativity! Don't forget to add this to ppf! You were missed!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. Go Forward Girley!!! And never look back!! What a wonderful piece!

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  4. Lovely piece and texture! Forward is a great word choice. Happy PPF!

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  5. Your raven is magnificent, as is the wiseness of your word "forward." I may have to adopt it. Blessings!

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  6. Love your bird! I have not picked a word, I want to just go with the flow. Valerie

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  7. Terrific bird painting Marji. You word choice is good and positive. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I like your new word for the new year. It's good to keep looking forward to something. Your raven painting is fantastic.

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  9. Your crow is awesome! Love the movement and the curiosity about where he is landing and why...

    FORWARD is an excellent word. Mine for 2014 is "INVEST"

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  10. How absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful piece of art. Love it!

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  11. Love your piece. I feel the movement in a gentle sort of way. Great word. I don't have a word. Like Valerie, I just go with the flow. Nice to see you. Have a great year.

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  12. love this!!! so dark and mysterious!!!! Happy PPF!!!

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  13. LOVE your painting Marji!! Forward is a wonderful word that reminds you to take action to keep moving ahead. Happy PPF!

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  14. Love the crow. Forward is a good word, mine is actualy two, 'hold lightly'

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  15. This is FANTASTIC. Great word for the year too.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  16. Wonderful! Last year my word was Gratitude. This year I chose Capable. Have a lovely weekend!

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  17. Marji your bird is energetic and full of life and although he is black he is not doom and gloom at all. He is swooping into your life and taking you with him, making sure that 2014 will be a mega year. I don't really have any resolutions I just go with the flow. Happy PPF

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  18. I lol reading your post. If you cloned yourself around the new year and stepped into my shoes, you'd not know the difference... down to the eating less, tidying up the house and exercise. I have a list of art techniques to experiment, encaustics is still at the top. Maybe this year. Good luck on all of those fronts. Lovely painting. Happy New Year.

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