Tuesday 26 January 2021
Thursday 21 January 2021
Saturday 16 January 2021
In other news. my art journaling/mixed media course is going well and I am really enjoying it. I will share the first four pieces I have made in a future post.
Saturday 9 January 2021
Friday 1 January 2021
As has become a tradition for me with the first post of the new year, I will review my aims for last year and think about ones for this year.
Read interesting books
I have continued this but haven't read so many books this year. I think this is partly because I have been working from home and haven't used my lunch hours for reading, which I do when I am at work. Some of the highlights have been: 'All that remains: a life in death' by Sue Black; 'Fifty Fifty' by Steven Cavanagh; 'The Thursday Murder Club' by Richard Osman; 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry' and 'The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy' by Rachel Joyce and re-reading some old friends such as Miss Marple. I have a stack of books I really need to sit down and read, so they will be my first aim.
Be Creative (using what I have)
I have continued my creative journey into art journaling and mixed media and successfully completed my ATC challenge. I have also signed up to a year long art journaling mixed media course which starts now. I have bought new stamps and dies, which I just had to have, but have now realised that I don't have the storage for any more, so from now on, it needs to be 'one in, one out'. I really don't need any more, but no doubt will see something I just have to get...
I haven't done much sewing this year (except for face masks) and still need to make those two pinafore dresses. I also haven't yet attempted sewing with stretch fabric, so that would be a good aim too.
Get rid of or donate things I do not want or need
I did get rid of a few bits and pieces to charity shops when they were open during the year, but I have a long way to go. I do have too much stuff and could do with emptying everything out of a room and then only putting back what I actually want, but unfortunately, there isn't the space for that. I must try to make more of a concerted effort on this one over the next year.
Take more notice of nature
Like many people this year, I have been so grateful for my little garden. Sitting out there has given me much pleasure. I love gardening, so am attuned to the changing seasons but I need to be much more aware of nature and its joys and not take them for granted. I bought a few new plants last year and will enjoy seeing them grow and flourish. I have a few more in mind for 2021, but need to remember my lack of space in the garden too. I also need to give some established plants more TLC and repot a few.
There we are. Lots of good things from last year, a few not managed, but there's always this year to try again. I hope that 2021 will prove to be an encouraging and hopeful year for us all.