Saturday, December 1, 2012

1 December 2012 ~ A Month of Reflection

Encapsulate the year 2012 in one word. Explain why you're choosing that word. Now, imagine it's one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2013 for you? [Author: Gwen Bell]

That word, for me, is BEgin. Each day I choose to BEgin. And up until today I have made 336 BEginnings.

I BEgan my blog, 366 Daze of Grace BEcause I want to create a perpetual calendar with Gracie photos and my words.

When I thought about making such a calendar it felt enormous and overwhelming. 

So I just BEgan. Early New Year's Morning. And one morning at a time I have BEgun again... 336 mornings.

I've wanted to participate with and meet other artists, in a Present-Time and REAL way, but I didn't understand HOW. 

I'd done Art Every Day Month last November, which inspired me to BEgin 366 Daze, following the same sort of daily practise. 

It took me time and much unnecessary hesitation, but when I was ready to BEgin I BEgan. I created this blog, a place to post my art and connect with others. 

Now, one challenge, prompt, or week at a time I am building up a diverse and deLIGHTfull body of work. And I've "met" amazing artists all over the World in the process.

In June, I had another chance to BEgin. I turned my daily Gratitude Practise into a blog. This year during AEDM I shared I Love You, Currie and met some new people that way, people who resonate and enJOY my art and my early morning thoughtsandfeelings. 

And Now, Today, I BEgin this REVERB12|DAILY PROMPTS. I read about it in another artist's post last week. 

It sounded like fun and right up my one-day-at-a-time alley. Plus, since all my challenges and such are taking a break for December, this keeps me playing.

As for the 2013 part of the prompt, I hope that enJOY will BE the word that runs through my year. As I continue with all the BEginnings of 2012, I DO so with great deLIGHT. May these things BE enJOYed in the year ahead.


Rita said...

Congrats on your blog adventure!! I think enJOY is the perfect word for 2013. :):)

Terrie said...

What a great attitude - I too had many beginnings this year and tend to forget how much progress has been made. Like you I'm trying to move forward with my artistic efforts. I've been contemplating what I really want to focus on for next year - no decisions yet, but posts like this help me think about it..... Thanks!