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    closing thoughts on shine.

    …I hope I’m not the only one who was surprised to find that the last time I posted about my 2012 one little word – shine – was june 17. oh my. really?! oh my yes. the good news (for me at least) is that I kept up with ali’s videos in my journal and made notes about each prompt. love that the thoughts I’ve recorded are “current” even though the pages weren’t created until months after [note to self – don’t let this set a precedent!] I picked up photos from costco last night…the last piece to pull together these last SIX (yikes, six?? really, yes!!) prompts…and today I…

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    one little word. june.

    …it’s mostly been a good thing that this is my second year doing ali’s one little word class. I’m comfortable with the process and know that the end result will be more than worth the effort. but I wasn’t looking forward to june. june is the “get creative and get messy prompt”. the one I opted out of last year. I’ve actually been dreading it. but a few weeks ago, I saw julie balzer’s watercolor cards and thought those might be very cool for illustrating my word shine. that simmered for a bit and I found myself starting to get excited about watercolor. and my word. and getting messy. so…

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    shine. photos and one little action.

    …february’s prompt is a photo collage.  it really helps that I’m taking a photo a day (and that I have three cameras to use!) so I had plenty to choose from. here are the ones that told my “shine” story last month. the steeple at church shining against the bright february sky (I took this photo on february 1; loved starting out the month with this image); starbucks love; an early morning rainbow; my saturday lace class; welcoming marc home on valentine’s day; valentine’s day roses; lights shining at summerour (the venue for katie’s wedding); prayer shawl signup at last week’s ministry fair (I collected six new names!); month of…

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    one little word. shine.

    …when I shared my one little word for 2012 way back on january 6, I never thought it would take me nearly two weeks to finish the january prompt. but it did (and not just because I’ve been knitting 🙂 I did the work to create all the cards last week…and then waited days for the sun to come out. because the album opens with a portrait. and I really wanted the sunshine to feature prominently in this one. yesterday we finally saw the sun. thank you martha for taking the photo! so this morning I spent 2+ hours sorting through my tremendous stash of pretty papers and embellishments to…