Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello 2012


Hello to 2012. This is my word for the year - BOLD in 2012!

I haven't blogged for 4 months, and I'm sure that anyone actually looking at my blog may have thought I'd decided not to blog. No, just been busy trying to finish up a paid writing project (very important to pay the bills!) and also running in a new computer. I decided to get an iMac and I love it. The only problem is that   I haven't worked out everything on it, and most particularly, I haven't worked out how to use my new version of Photoshop Elements, which means I haven't worked out how to edit a photo! This photo was taken on my iPad, uploaded to fb and then I saved the image in my downloads. There has to be a better process!

I have just signed up for a Jessica Sprague workshop - up and running with Photoshop. I used to be able to use a very, very old version of PS, but this new PSE has me stumped. So starting as a beginner, I'll soon be able to edit and upload and then there will be now excuse for me not to post.

Bold was a word I chose at a recent session I had with some friends - we call ourselves the Champagne Consultants! We all work for ourselves in similar fields, so the chance to talk about our plans for 2012 was a great opportunity. I decided that there are quite a few things holding me back from what I want to achieve and being BOLD seemed to be the way to move through some of these scary things. I did consider doing Ali Edwards' One Little Word workshop at Big Picture Classes, and I might still enrol because sustaining something like being BOLD could do with some prompting.

Well, my goal for blogging this year is for it to be more regular and maybe opening up on more about what I think on things. Til my next post. Enjoy the start of 2012.

17 comments:

Rae said...

Love your artwork. It is BOLD. That is an amazing word to claim for the year. Star Trek's opening quote has gotten shifted in my mind and is saying...Go boldly where you might never have gone before!

Linda said...

I'm so happy that you are back blogging. Your Bold art is beautiful!

Tinachicky said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janet said...

Love your word, and your doodle of it! Do you have iphoto on your mac? It is a super program...very easy to edit with.

That Girl Designs said...

Bold! I love it. Best of luck to you this new year in learning to embrace being bold.

Mary said...

Love your word choice. I think I could use a little more BOLD in my life as well. Looking forward to reading more of your blog in 2012. Hope your word helps you soar. Happy to be flying with you!

This Moment said...

I wish you a bold new year! Making a pack with yourself to embody this great word will bring such richness to this new year!

Jill

Lori said...

I love your artwork and such a strong word. Happy 2012!

Jamie Burch said...

Great word choice! Good luck with your workshops and new computer. Happy wishes to you!

Katharina said...

Awesome word choice! Do it, be bold! Hope you enjoy your workshop--I'm sure you'll be editing in PS like a pro in no time! Wishing you a happy 2012!

Katharina said...

Awesome word choice! Do it, be bold! Hope you enjoy your workshop--I'm sure you'll be editing in PS like a pro in no time! Wishing you a happy 2012!

Mary said...

BOLD... what a great choice for your word for 2012. Your artwork is absolutely gorgeous and look forward to seeing more of that in the new year.

Ursula Smith said...

I love the way you illustrated your word! It is such a beautiful and bold design!

Ursula Smith said...

I love your bold and beautiful design!!

chelle said...

i love your very BOLD & beautiful artwork, Happy 2012

Kelly Lahl said...

Really beautiful work, and word. I love the name Champagne Consultants! Best to you in the coming year doing bold things.

Cindy Jones Lantier said...

Love your art piece and your juicy, promising word choice! You will have such an exciting year ahead of you, with BOLD as your touchstone! xoxo