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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Creative Odyssey Blog Hop - My creative goals for 2011

Another year rolls to a close, and we all tend to look back at what we've accomplished, and then set goals for the coming year. In this vein, the luvverly Jess of Epheriell has set up A Creative Odyssey Blog Hop, for a group of crafty peeps to share their goals and plans for their creative future in 2011. And today - it's my turn! So grab a cuppa and brace yourself for my ramblings lol Be sure to check out the other participants over at Jess's blog, aswell as Studio MME, my posting partner for today! I hope you find inspiration from all the wonerful participants!

When I signed up for this blog hop, I knew what I wanted to do next year. Quite simply, I wanted to do more. I wanted to create more. I had big plans on applying to work with more of my favourite digital scrapbook designers. I wanted to take more classes in paper craft techniques. I wanted to get back to my regular Friday night scrappy get togethers with my bestie. I wanted to just do more. But, as we all know, life doesn't always care what our plans are, doesn't always want to follow along with them. It's been a rough year, and now my plans have changed.

I want to create for me. I spent alot of 2010 creating for other people, blogging and spreading the word for them. And whilst I loved it at the time, it doesn't fit with where I am at the moment. So, I've pared down my commitments, and plan to take 2011 back for me. I've had a lot of ups and downs through the past year, and I find that I am most calm, most happy, most me, when I am at my craft desk, just doing what I want. No pressure, no deadlines, no demands, no limits besides my imagination. So I'm getting back to my paper crafting roots. I plan to be covered in ink and glitter, with paper scraps all over the place, ribbons and trims as far as the eye can see. I want to make a mess, try new things, step outside the box and get off the bus.

But beyond that, I want to share what I know with others. Lord knows I'm no expert lol Jack of all trades, master of none - that's me lol However, I often come across awesome articles/blog/pics etc that strike a chord with me, or fab tutorials that I would love to share, but am hesitant to do so. I always second guess myself, like, really Lita, who wants to listen to you? In reality, maybe no-one does, maybe no-one gives a hoot. And that's ok. It really is. This blog is more for me than anyone else. But maybe...just maybe...someone might benefit from something I have to say. They might get a chuckle from a joke I share, be inspired by an article I point them to, or create something from a tutorial I write. They might take comfort in hearing my story, they might learn something new or find a corner of the online world they never knew existed..

So this year, be prepared to hear a whole lot from me. I'll be sharing my creations, my online finds, inspiration, challenges, crafty goodness - anything that tickles my fancy! I can't promise comedy or wit, or heck, even intelligent thoughts, but I can promise that what you'll get is me. No bells and whistles, no airs and graces, just me. Want to come along for the ride?

9 comments:

Leenorific said...

I call shotgun! ;)

Jess said...

Taking that step back was a really brave choice, in my opinion - but I'm looking forward to hearing and reading what you come up with! xx

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

I like the idea of taking your life and time back. It has resonances! It is so easy to get lost in making/selling/promoting/being online, that you forget that is there in your heart ready to make you the happiest person ever.

Good luck, take it back and hold it close!

di basnett said...

Can't wait to hear and see what you've got to share chica!

sarah - dodeline design said...

I very much share your goal of creating more for yourself. I think when you decide to make the move to a creative business, you sometimes lose sight of why you started it in the first place! Best of luck to you in the new year :-)

Angela Flicker said...

Good luck with your creative goals. If what you're doing isn't for you, then yes I think that is a problem. Your "voice" should be in everything you do and create.

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

i totally hear ya! I did sooo much for others this year and it has been great but, I need to find my way for myself also. I need to support my family at the same time so, there is a lot of tug of war. I wish you the best in 2011! It's time to "do you"! :)

Brandi said...

I'm so right there with you! I feel like I've lost a little of my spark in 2010 when I created for others. I'd love to get that back, just for me. I've decided 2011 will be my year to "savor" things. Best of luck in 2011!

Le@nne said...

I hope you can inspire me to reclaim "ME" as you have already inspired us in so many ways! Raising my glas to YOUR 2011 xx