Saturday, January 1, 2011

Inspiration_Avenue_New_Year


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

I love the challenges that are at Inspiration Avenue. This is my first year creating a blog and for journeying into altered art.

This week's challenge was to review accomplishments of 2010 and set goals for 2011. This year was a big one for me. I am slowly stepping out of my safe zone and learning more about myself. I will always have a scrapbook heart, love photos, family, and art but I love the freedom and expression of altered art and the many new art forms I am learning of.

Well here are my lists:

2010


Wanted to be more creative to relieve stress.
  • went to a class with my sister on Collage 101 in June
  • Started a blog in July
  • Became addicted to blog hopping and learned(still learning) so many new techniques and ideas!!!

Be more open to change and not so critical of myself
  • Well this one is still a work in process. However, with my wonderful sister edging me on.. ha, love you sis.. and all the wonderful comments I have received, I feel I am making progress.
 
Spend more time on art
  • Officially taken over extra room and moved all my art stuff
  • Have a wonderful 2010 book of art with 17 pieces in it
  • Took an open spine book making class with sister, and LOVED it
I feel there is plenty of room for improvement and development on these goals but I am heading in the right direction.

NOW FOR 2011
  • CREATE AN ASSEMBLAGE TO MY GRANDMOTHER PEARL
  • MAKE ANOTHER OPEN SPINE BOOK TO NOT FORGET, AND ADD MORE TO MY CURRENT HAWAII TRIP ONE
  • CREATE A 2011 BOOK OF ART THAT HAS MORE THAN 17 PIECES IN IT
  • ORGANIZE MY EMBELLISHMENTS BETTER SO THAT I KNOW WHAT I HAVE
I will do my best this year and it will be a lot of fun this time next year to see what has happened!!

AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT MY 100 POST GIVEAWAY, WINNER TO BE SELECTED JANUARY 7TH!!

6 comments:

WrightStuff said...

It's been great getting to know you Amanda and sharing in our creative journeys. Here's to more growing in 2011.

Carola Bartz said...

I love your art work in that picture! It looks fabulous. And from what I read and see here, I think you can look to accomplishing your goals with confidence!!
Thank you for stopping by my blog!

gemma said...

Congratulations Amanda on all you have accomplished in 2010.Blogging is a fun way to keep creating. Looking forward to seeing your future projects.
:-)

Erin in Morro Bay said...

Lots of progress and lots of future progress - sounds like your art will soar in the coming year. I have to confess that organizing my embellishments is one of the things I love the best! Let me know if you need any tips!
Erin

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm late wishing you a Happy New Year, but I think you have accomplished a LOT in 2010. I'm so impressed with what I see on your blog and look forward to visiting more and more. Your goals for 2011 are doable. Good luck with organizing your embellishments. I believe that will be the most time consuming goal.

artangel said...

Loved reading about your 2010 goals, and your aims for this year are really inspiring - an assemblage dedicated to your grandma is a lovely idea! Looking forward to continuing to share your artistic journey this year! x