Saturday, December 29, 2012

I'm Choosing JOY!

Inspired by many influences, I've decided to choose an inspirational guiding word for 2013 to help frame my thoughts as I move into the new year.  As I said to a friend in an email this morning, it's so easy to slip into the bad habit of focussing on what is wrong but then we forget to enjoy and celebrate all that is right in our lives!  I have so much to be grateful for and so much JOY in my life.

I'm working on the title page spread for 2013 in my Art Journal Calendar, using these same words (I'll post that when it's done) but Kim's challenge in Beyond Layers today lent itself so well to this same topic that I wanted to use them on her sample photo as well.

For those of you interested, I used two of Kim's textures, kk_chalkmagic and kk_clarity, and the fonts I used are 1942 Report, Stamp Act Jumbled and aka Frivolity, respectively.

14 comments:

  1. Beautifully textured and 'joy' is a great word, Linda !
    My best wishes for 2013 !
    Sylvia

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    1. Thanks Sylvia. I hope you have a happy, healthy and creatively inspired New Year too!

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  2. Your word for 2013 is my word for LIFE! It IS possible to be joyful in all circumstances (I didn't say easy!). Pretty much the only thing we can control in this life is our own attitude and responses - choosing JOY makes all the difference! You're going to have a great year, Linda!

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    1. Thanks June. I think I am too! Have a fabulous New Year!

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  3. Joy keeps popping into my head as well for my word this coming year. Have a joyful new year!

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    1. Thanks Anita. I guess if it keeps popping into your head it's what you're meant to go with. Happy, JOYful New Year!

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  4. Sweet - Joy is a great thing. I am looking forward to following your joyous creativity journey in 2013. Happy New Year. xox

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    1. Thank you Corrine. Have a wonderfully JOYful New Year!

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  5. Joy was my word for 2012. It has been a wonderful journey. I am certain my word for 2013 is LIVE. To live more fully, with courage 2010, hope 2011 and joy 2012. May your life story be filled with JOY!!

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    1. Thanks Darlene. I'm already noticing a difference in the last couple of days since I chose to do this. This is my first time and I think it's a wonderful idea. Your choice of words over the years are great. Have a fabulous 2013, and enjoy living it to the fullest!

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