Saturday, January 3, 2015

A New Year,a new Quote,a new everything.

Every year I pick a quote/word for the year and every year(at least for the last five)the quote has come naturally and without struggle...this year,not so much.I even became stressed over it...how could I not have a word...or a quote...oh no,this cannot be. And as it were to be so,on New Years Eve I realized I didn't need a word at all...I only needed to trust,trust in the journey...

So as soon as I understood I only needed to trust...I found my quote for the year...funny how things work out...


and I made myself a little reminder cuff,to keep me on track...

and I decided to try something new...Inspired by this wonderful post by Elizabeth Gibert...I created a Happiness Jar and I'll fill it with happiness notes throughout the year...

and I created a vision board at a wonderful class at Art More Place...


and as some of you may know I recently finished my creative studio...
well a couple of weeks ago I had a cabinet malfunction in the studio(long story)and new upper cabinets had to be installed(ugh)but everything is back to normal and ready for me to get busy...


and I did...I made some more leather cuffs for the shop...plus one extra teal "Wild" one for a Giveaway!! If your interested,just leave me a comment below and tell me..what's new for you this upcoming year! I'll pick a winner next Friday.

(to see the rest of the cuffs just go here)


Here's to 2015...and a wonderful way to start the year!


"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

18 comments:

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A most perfect word and one that we can all tend to overlook.
I might well nestle this word within my thoughts to simply let go and trust.
Thank You Cat for your inspirational vision and the beauty you create.
Wishes
Lynne

Chris said...

How busy you've been! This upcoming year will still be full of "grandma stuff" but I do hope to purge and organize so my life is better. Wish you the best!

Caterina Giglio said...

Love all your good ideas, and love EG too!! xoxox

Aleta said...

You are amazing and you make beautiful art that speaks to my soul! Thank you!!!

debra said...

i always enjoy seeing an email from you. the new bracelet cuff is so creative. hope i win one! happy new year to you and yours.

Connie Permenter said...

Awesome Cat ! I am determined to get focused on finishing artwork that I took classes from.. An then try my hand at new ones ..

Christine said...

Your ideas are always inspiring. My Happiness Jar has been started! The new cuff is very creative. Thanks for being you.

Vickie Kammerer said...

The cuffs are gorgeous and fit right in with my New Years plan to "take a moment" and to nourish my spirit. Whether with a good book, more meditation or gazing at a beautiful piece of art that speaks to ones soul !

Diane D. said...

My hope for this year is organization in my studio. That way I can accomplish more art!!

Teresa Davis said...

I know Trust is going to serve you well in the coming year. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.

My plan for the new year is to work on developing my voice in jewelry using current and new skills learned.

Looking forward to learning more from you this year.

Marlynne said...

Good for you! Glad you are sharing yourself thru your Art with so many people!

vzmaggie said...

I received some gifts for Christmas for my studio. Looking to get organized and start teaching myself some new mixed media techniques and wire jewelry making. My husband bought me a "Now that's a Jig" starter kit. Very excited to start learning new things! You have inspired me to try soldering and jewelry making! PS: My daughter wants to be an Equestrian. ;)

Majuška said...

Happiness jar is so lovely... and all the others :)

melsartjournal said...

Great projects! I've truly enjoyed discovering and following your work in 2014. Looking forward to more wonderful inspiration from you in 2015 :)

Threads of Inspiration said...

I love that your word/words didn't come to you until you let go. When they came such perfect words they were. A wonderful message for me to remember. Susan

Sunny Lee said...

Lovely~ Happy New Year Cat :)

Susan said...

Organization and DeClutter--a must for me. Things are getting out of control and I want to be in CONTROL. That way more time to do art and play. TRUST

Debra Gibson said...

Hope I'm not to late I just found you! I love your art work and your blog! Thank's for the chance to win! I plan to declutter a little and commit to more craft shows and make more time for me and for my art !!! Happy New Year Cat ! So glad I found you !!