Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Intentions


I finished a collage with my 2010 intentions.  The ten rays of the sun represent not so much specific things I want to accomplish, but rather ten horizons I want to explore and move towards this year.  I picked verbs for each one:  love (my husband); parent (my children); travel; write (mainly at work); network (at work); pray; artconnect (teach, blog, etc.); thrive (health); sister (relationships with my brothers & sisters); create (art).  I included the Dag Hammarskjold quote that I liked and used some beautiful batiked fabric I received in a Secret Santa swap this year (thanks Allison!).  The overall design is inspired by the Van Gogh lesson in Dina Wakley's Artful Masters art journaling class.  The subject fulfills challenges posted at The Scrappy Tree, Scrap Weekly -2010, and 365 Challenges.

10 comments:

Margi said...

Love your collage as well as intentions!

Sian said...

It is a beautiful piece. I like the idea of horizons very much. It's the perfect way to look at the start of the new year

humel said...

Oh wow, brilliant :-) And I love the word 'intentions' - it the word I was groping for unsuccessfully when I refused to call my 2010 plans and aims 'resolutions'!

helena said...

noting horizon intentions is just the idea that I needed - had been struggling with a way to do the 'get set for 2010' challenges. Your pice looks great

Lizzie said...

Lovely collage and a great idea. I like the thought of "intentions" rather than "resolutions" and of your horizons to aim for.
The blue and sunshine yellow are wonderful - lovely and optimistic at the start of the year!

Amy said...

Really beautiful!
I forgot to say how lovely it is to see your face on the sidebar - a great photo .... just how I imagine you in your crafty element :-)

sharyncarlson said...

Beautiful! And I really love your idea of documenting the ten horizons you want to explore vs writing resolutions. Such a wonderful idea!

Becky said...

What a brilliant idea - absolutely love it :)

Karen said...

Another beautiful piece. I, too, am using the word intention this year. It seems so much friendlier than resolution.

Nancy Y said...

great art piece, and I love the idea of horizons to explore!