BELIEVE as an attempt to believe that I could make changes in my life. In 2008, it was ZEAL, believing that I could bring an enthusiasm to my life. In 2009 it was GRATITUDE, being aware of how thankful I am for my family, my health and my life. In 2010, it was PATIENCE, as I came to the realization that this was something I needed to work on. Last year it was FOCUS. I have a lot of ideas, dreams and projects rolling around in my head and thought that being more focused would help me achieve them.
This year, I hope to continue with all the yearly ideas, but include one more. This year, my word is DO. I want to bring all those techniques and actually DO things. While I want to be careful and studious about my projects, I also would rather DO them, than dream about doing them. In many cases, it is the leap of faith that you take, from reading about something to engaging in it. I want to do more art. I want to learn more cooking techniques. I want to spend time with my daughters, teaching them as much as I can in a way that we all enjoy. This year, I will DO as much as I can.
One of my things that I am in the process of doing, is daily drawings.
I am making time each day to do a drawing. I am a firm believer that we learn most when we do, so I hope to learn more as I draw.
These drawings are little, fitting in a small moleskin notebook. They are things that I see during the day, that inspire me, confuse me or give me something to think about. Each drawing takes about 20 minutes to complete -- some take more time. I will draw every day. (And I have kept up with it so far!) I will post a few drawings at a time.