I'm totally loving all the Top 10 Blog posts, so I decided to add my Top 10 Blog favorites from 2010:1. Four People Twelve Times. I started this project back in May. Once a month, I make the family pose for a family snapshot. I got the idea from Tara Whitney. I missed November, but I've been pretty steady otherwise.
2. Telling Stories. I have used my blog as a vehicle this year to tell a lot of stories, and I've loved each one. Several things have pushed me in this direction - Shimelle's True Stories class, Sian's Christmas Club, and a continuing feature I call "Pictures to Scrapbook," which started as an idea in Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers Class.
3. House Party Blog Hop. I loved organizing this blog hop, I loved writing the tutorial that went along with it, I loved sending out packages all over the world, but most of all, I loved seeing everyone's completed Altered Houses.
4. Debbie Hodge's Building Pages Scrapbooking Class. I didn't do that much scrapbooking this year, but the best scrapbooking class I took for motivation and content was this one.
5. Art Journaling. I probably did more art journaling than any other papercraft in 2010. I mainly have the amazing Dina Wakley to thank for that. Of all her classes that I took this year, AJ 101 was my favorite. I also started teaching Art Journaling classes this year, and I have loved each and every one of them.
6. Challenge Blogs. I enjoy finding artistic challenges to get my creative juices flowing. My favorite this year have been Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, the Gingersnap Creations Challenge Blog and the Something Completely Different challenge blog, which sadly just closed. I'll miss that one
7. Plaster. I think of this as my signature media. There's not that many other people out there working in it. My work in plaster got a huge boost from this summer's Creativity Boot Camp which I thoroughly enjoyed.
8. Photography. Second only to art journaling, 2010 was a huge year for me and my photography. I learned a lot through some self teaching, but also from a short-lived series called Develop on Friday (now gone); the BPS class "Get out of Auto"; the Shimelle class "Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages"; the inspiring blogs of Tammy Bradley; and the content-rich blog Digital Photography Studio.
9. Mixed media and assemblage. Love this art form and was lucky to take many classes this year with Connie Andrews and one with Michael De Meng.
10. Blogging. I love having the opportunity to share my work with you each and every day, and I love getting to know you all through your comments and your blogs. Looking forward to another great blogging year in 2011.