I always feel reenergized and hopeful at the beginning of each new year.
I came up with a few keywords to describe my hopes for 2012:
Focus – I hope to work on one thing at a time.
Fresh – I hope to be more innovative, think outside the box, be different, do different.
Finish – I hope to finish what I started, especially before starting something else.
Instead of coming up with resolutions, I like to list a few things I’m looking forward to in the upcoming year:
Classes – for the Spring semester, I’m registered for Color Theory, Typography, Photography, and Web Design. Then there will be the Summer semester, and the Fall semester. It will be a year’s worth of creative learning, for sure!
Patterns – I’m hoping to develop downloadable sewing patterns to be available in my shop.
Illustrations – I have been dreaming up ideas to illustrate set of paper goods. (already in progress!) There lots of drawing and illustration techniques I want to continue working on, but this idea seemed extra noteworthy.
Design – I still dream of designing a fabric collection. (already in progress!)
Art Journal – I’m excited to work on a new weekly sketchbook/art journal project this year, similar to my Art Card project from 2011.
Family – I’m hoping to visit my brother and sister more often. I also want to have more girl days with my mom.
Travel – I’m hoping to be able to take a trip to Las Vegas. A bonus would be a trip to New York City to visit my sister and brother-in-law. (There’s a lot more travel I would like to do, but I also need to be realistic so I’m putting those plans on my bucket list.)
Concerts – I hope to go to at least one rock concert this year.
I think that sounds like a year full of creativity, adventure and good times. What are you looking forward to in 2012?