an exercise every year where her blog readers choose an inspiring word for the upcoming year. She describes the exercise like this, "Essentially the idea is to choose a word (or let it choose you) that has the potential to make an impact on your life. Maybe you want to invite something or maybe you are hoping to subtract something. Maybe your word will be practical or hopeful or creative or fanciful. Maybe you need a big word, something in-your-face that will challenge you everyday. Maybe you need something smaller and quieter that will whisper gentle tidings as you make your way throughout the year."
I have chosen a word for the last few years and found it helpful in both my art and my life. In 2007, I chose "open" and illustrated the word with a series of ATC's. In 2008, I chose the word "flow" and took the picture above to illustrate it. In 2009, I created a plaster piece with my word, "accomplish." I have started to think about a word for 2010, but haven't settled on one yet. Have you done this? What word have you chosen? Is it something you will do in 2010? What will be your inspiring word?