2010 in Review…

Dec 31, 2010

2010 sure was a super fast paced year. I have so many won­der­ful moments and events to reflect upon. I am so grate­ful for you my blog read­ers as you are some of the most loy­al and uplift­ing peo­ple. I always look for­ward to your replies and when need­ed your words of encour­age­ment. I am so grate­ful I have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with so many won­der­ful man­u­fac­tur­ers in the scrap­book­ing indus­try. I am very for­tu­nate to be able to teach at an awe­some scrap­book store in Wax­a­hachie, Texas, “The Crafty Scrap­per.” Some neat class ideas have been swirling in my head for the new year and I can­not wait to share them with Car­olyn. I am lean­ing heav­i­ly towards mixed media right now which is so fun. It’s excit­ing to explore cre­ative­ly as you nev­er know what you will design.

Below are some posts I high­light­ed as I’ve been reflect­ing on this past year. Look­ing back it sure has been a great year.

This is still my favorite chili recipe. Those of you in the North­east might real­ly enjoy this warm meal.

Jan­u­ary 23rd I got the best son-in-law, Ter­ri and Laren got mar­ried in New Orleans…

This was such an excit­ing day. I still get chills when I reflect on it…

Still can­not believe she turned 16 and is now look­ing for­ward to being 17…

And I real­ly can­not believe she turned 22 and is mar­ried…

Had a blast learn­ing how to sol­der. I have so many ideas in my head right now…

Teach­ing and cre­at­ing online work­shop. I LOVE teach­ing and shar­ing my ideas…

So thank­ful for being able to take this trip with my par­ents for so many won­der­ful rea­sons. I believe the post explains it all…

Gone but cer­tain­ly not for­got­ten

So grate­ful for being asked to do night­ly make-n-takes and mini work­shops for Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions ~ Mykonos, what a week that was, so many won­der­ful friend­ships were made…

So hap­py I was one of the artists asked to teach at  “Artis­tic Jour­ney”. I hope it becomes an annu­al event.

So excit­ed to be work­ing on my 2nd book. I love hav­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with F & W Mei­da. Every sin­gle per­son I’ve come in con­tact with has been incred­i­ble…

Grate­ful for being asked to be a Guest Design­er for Cocoa Daisy

Mak­ing new friends in per­son and over the inter­net… rumor has it I will get to meet Karin at CHA‑W… can’t WAIT!

Yes, 2010 was a won­der­ful year. It did have some peaks and val­ley’s but over­all when reflect­ing back it was a great one. I hope you and your fam­i­ly can reflect back and feel the same.

Wish­ing you all a won­der­ful 2011.

And I thought I would share with you a few things dad and I made in his shop while I was vis­it­ing. My “Spoon Art” might not be per­fect pieces to those who are real­ly advanced in the met­al stamp­ing craft but to me these are just as I want­ed them and I love the end results. You can bet I will be wear­ing them often, attached to a funky neck­lace or chain. I like that Life is not stamped per­fect­ly which I feel is so sym­bol­ic. Life cer­tain­ly has it’s ups and downs both of which I have had many but Art… to me Art is per­fect no mat­ter what form it is show­cased… if you cre­ate it and love it… it is per­fect.

Dad and I had fun cre­at­ing Art this week. I am going to do my best this year to make my life art­ful… each day find beau­ty in the day and cap­ture it’s Art! I hope you will do the same.

Wish­ing You All A Very Hap­py New Year!

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