I came back from a creative residential this weekend and so far I have not unpacked. Well, not wholly true. I had almost completed a mini album and wanted to finish the last few pages, so while packing away I left this and materials I needed to hand. Just a few last pages and it is done! Pheww!
Now if this was Journal Your Christmas 2012 I would be very excited. But actually it is 2011... (hang head in shame). I didn't even attempt an album this year because I have a lot of UFO'S (unfinished objects) and really do not want to keep adding to the pile. And so I took them along this weekend with intention of completing some of them.
And .... I did!
Here I posted about a mini album that I started to make at my monthly crop. And now it is finished and I am so happy with it. I don't often make albums about 'me' so I loved thinking about some of my favourite things:
And there is more! I also completed not one, but TWO 'Learn Something New Every Day' albums!2011 and 2012. I learnt from making my first album and this time I prepared pages and embellishments in advance. During the summer it is lovely to sit in my campervan during my lunch break and to create while I am at work. A mini album is perfect for this, especially if everything is organised and at hand. But I started other projects and the album was left unfinished. And when I
look through my albums I remember how much I enjoy creating them and what they mean to me. So there is a want to finish them and not leave them undone. And as I worked on these two albums I recognised some similarities:
2011 - floods while camping in Wales
2012 - floods while camping in Yorkshire
2011 - I waited a long time to find the boots I wanted
2012 - This trip to Yorkshire with our son had been a long time planned
And so not to disappoint - here is my workspace today. Actually these tables live in my cabin but we swapped them at Christmas so we could comfortably fit the family round the table for dinner. I can't currently get into my cabin to work - there are new kitchen worktops balanced on the table and it needs a really good tidy and de-clutter. Oh dear......
But this year my one word is TRANSFORMATION and this is what I am planning!! And with a week off work I am making a start right now. I have new bookshelves in my study and I have been busy re-organising this morning. Time now to crack on!
Hoping to be a regular here again and have a good day what ever you are doing!