We're wrapping up January (can you believe it?!) and wanted to share just a bit of my One Little Word's 2012 travels.
I took Ali Edwards' One Little Word Workshop at Big Picture Classes last year and found that it helped me keep my 2011 word: Grow front and center. So, I'm taking it again this year to keep my 2012 word: Animate dancing on the front burner...so to speak. And I have the title page, as well as the page for January to share with you.
The title page is sweet and simple. I used the pdf from Ali's workshop for the small 4x6 title page that highlights my word, Animate. The gray is the pdf and I used Making Memories glitter stickers in pink & teal from my stash. (Just love it when I use some of the stuff I've been hoarding for far too long!)
Then flip the small title page to reveal the 9 pocket 7 1/2 x 10 page for January. (This particular pocket page protector is from an assorted set the I ordered extra of last year, but is no longer available. Though there are other 9 pocket protector options that can easily be found in the 8 1/2 x 11 size.)
Ali's pdf has prompts that encourage us to filter what we want from our words this year and where we think we might go. And then four open spaces to put in whatever you might like - anything from more writing to pattern paper to doodles to symbols to whatever. I used acrylic paints, Prismacolor marker, writing, and an old acrylic letter 'a' for animate on top of the words I used in the invitation prompt.
I adore the quote I found for 'Animate' and in case you can't read my scrawl:
"Today, a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it."
~ Ninon de l'Enclos
It felt good to papercraft again, even if in the smallest way. Though a new year brings new inspiration and I've been dipping my hands in a variety of creative outlets. And while I'm only sharing one little bit with my one little word, let me tell you, these hands have been covered in ink and paint many of January's days.
And I'm lovin' it!
What about you? What has been your creative outlet so far in 2012?