here we are, another year passed, another one under our feet. it's been an interesting one. i've seen many friends leave seattle & america, some indefinitely; i miss them all terribley but know that they are living out their dreams, taking next steps in their lives & seeking adventure. amongst departure, there have been several arrivals. i've made invaluable connections & friendships this past year; i owe big ups to elaine in dc for most of these (we pour some out for you). i've also made wonderful friendships through this very venue, finding endless inspiration & advice from other bloggers & artists. it'd be wrong not to give a shout out to another wonderful year with my man, a constant source of support, love & encouragment - love love. i feel blessed to have had a year filled with wonderful people & friendships, lots of design & craft projects, the discovery of good music, food & film, solid work & a new president-elect with a optimistic look on america. cheers to 2008 with hope & excitement for 2009!
a new year is a new moleskin planner, with lots of empty pages waiting to be filled with notes on life & things to do. after a wonderful 2008, i am proud to say that last year's list left only one item unchecked - a trip to europe (only to be added & crossed off in 2009); this year's list is a little shorter, but filled with ambition.
the standard lose 10lbs, tone up - i am slowly inching my way out of every pair of jeans i own, must stop now!
visit a new exhibit once a month, aiming for new galleries.
show at i heart rummage - cheater, i had set up for dec 21 but it got cancelled, i'm all ready & raring for this one.
organize & plan a diy night at faire gallery & cafe.
try a new recipe 2x a month.
discover more - visit other neighborhoods, towns, shops & restaurants. canon beach & the olympics a must.
up the frequency of freelancing work - identity, posters, postcards
visit europe - stockholm, copenhagen, germany & london.
start & finish one large, involved art project - maybe a short book or magazine, large wall hanging, series of posters/prints, notecard collection.
learn how to use my lovely compact nikon, take a stab at styling.