Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thankful...

I truly believe that things happen for a reason and I also believe I have a guardian angel. I was in a accident right before Christmas...I was OK, just a little banged up but my car was not. I just found out the other day that they totaled my car. I cried at first as for most of my life, my car has represented a part of my personality. I felt like I was losing that part when I lost my car. I did alot of thinking about what I really want in life. I could go out and buy a new hot rod to tool around in, but with that comes the big payment. I decided that I would be practical. Somehow, me and the word practical have not gone hand in hand in the past! But...I would like to do other things with my money then put it into a car that the minute you drive off the lot it loses 25% of its value. I want to travel....I want to try new things...so, I made the decision that I am going to get a used car, not expensive, that can take a beating because I live in NYC where people DO NOT care what the bumpers of their cars look like! It's a new me...and I am thankful that I have an opportunity to change the direction of my life... For the past few days, I have noticed a homeless persons shopping cart on the side of the road going up to the GW Bridge. And every time I see it, I say to myself...be thankful. Be thankful you have a warm place to live, a car to drive and money to spend...

I am still doing my creativity project...It has been quick projects but I am still going along....

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 3....

Daily Creativity Project Day 3, Prompt 21 in the book. Write a 10 word love story and illustrate it;I am liking this creativity exercise. I realize that I don't have to create a masterpiece everyday, but in doing something creative everyday, it brings out more ideas for other projects. I started keeping a sketch book handy so I could draw out my ideas and write the words that I think of. I really like doing things with a play on words, or things that could be interpreted in different ways. On work days I have to do quick projects because my time is so limited at home. I have decided that I probably will have multiple projects going because it's hard to finish a project when you need drying time etc. I have one project in mind and I can't wait to see if it works! If it does then I have a plan for a series of them! Stay tuned after this weekend because that is when it should be done!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Long day...

I do like going up to Vermont for the weekend...the only part I dislike is the travel back. So tonight is a short blog on my Project 365 as we got home, I worked on the project, and it is not complete as I have to let it dry for 24 hours before I paint it. But here it is...don't laugh..LOL
The project was to work with clay. I had bought the air dry clay...oh...probably 8 months ago, LOL, to play around with it and I never did. I kinda like playing with it. Maybe I will try some more things with it. I like using the wire with it too. When this is dried I will paint it and then it will say "Grow Where you are Planted" on the 3 hearts. That is my way of saying make the best of where you are at now. Explore, dream discover....

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bring on 2011! Happy New Year

Don't you love the promise of a new year? It's a chance for a fresh start, a chance to change directions. But why is it that we wait? We wait for the beginning of the year, of a month, a week, even a day. Oh, I will do that tomorrow. Oh, I will start that next Monday, next month or next year. But every hour, every minute and every second we get a chance to make a decision about where we want our lives to go. And even though I am choosing today, January 1st, 2011 to start my new project and new direction, I have been preparing for this now for a couple of weeks. Gathering things I think I will need to start my journey. I made the decision to start at the new year because it was what I consider the perfect time to start something new, but I will remember that all it takes is a decision...a decision to make the effort and to make a choice in how I want my life to be. Because I am the only person that can make me happy and that you don't have to wait for the "perfect" time.

I am the only one who will do what is required to live the life I dream of. And what is it that I want?? I am not quite sure of that as I have yet to write it out, but I know I do want a creative life. So....in saying that, I bought a book I found at Barnes & Noble by chance..."A Daily Creativity Journal 365, Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life!"I have created a Flickr page to keep track of my progress. I decided not to follow the creative prompts in order but to bounce around so I have a greater chance of success. I bought myself a day planner to help keep me on track. This project is not my only change for the year. I want to travel, to try new things and explore the world around me and I am hoping that giving myself a visual list will make it more real for me...a list of things to do to meet my goals. You can't reach your goals unless you define what they are. And yes my sister Lynn, I said list! LOL
This is my life and I am the only one who can make me happy and I am the only one to blame if I don't get to where I want to go. So this is my year to focus on what Cindy wants. Some people might call this selfishness but I choose to call it self love. In saying that, it brings me to my theme for my creative project. Love/Hearts. Here is the first creative prompt that I chose:

And here is what I did:
I played in the snow. This was alot harder to do than it looks! LOL I kept almost falling over and then I had to deal with the neighbors dog running over trying to play with me. After I did this then I had to run upstairs to take the pic hoping the dog didn't run through it until I got my shot. Mission accomplished. My start, for this is what I plan to do this year....Love myself....take care of me...decide what I want out of life. Maybe I will inspire some of you to join my on the journey. It's gonna be a wild ride....Hold onto your hats...LOL