Friday, January 7, 2011

What's your word???

I think that a lot of people will know what I am talking about
with this question, but for those that do not then please visit
Ali Edwards blog
to find out all about it. It is something
she has done for about 4 or 5 years now and I tried to do it
last year but it only lasted about a week, oops!

Anyway I really wanted to do it and I signed up to take her class
at Big Picture Classes. Turns out my friend also signed up and she 
is actually doing this with her husband so they chose a word together.
I thought that I knew what I wanted my word to be, but the more I
thought about it, the more I knew it was not really the word to
concentrate on. I went over to my friend Lisa's house to have a
brainstorming session and to do some art journaling. Well I did
start the page above at her house but did not finish it until today. 

Yesterday I finally found my word for 2011, today I decided to do 
another art journal page that was for my word. Here it is :

There are going to be some changes happening for me this year,
the major one is my oldest son will be leaving for college :( 
Also my youngest will be able to go and get his Learner's Permit,
ooh scary. So without getting all sad and depressed I thought that
this word would help me by BEing open to change, BE positive,
BE ready to try new things, BE there to listen, and amongst many
more things BE ready to let go...

So have you picked your One Little Word for this year?


Helen Mills said...

I find your art journal pages so inspiring - you should consider outlining the steps and techniques - I'd love to learn some of your awesome tricks!

I have not picked a word. It just doesn't work for me. But this year I've created 'my manifesto' for the year - details on my blog!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

It's the perfect little word, Marlene! Little word, BIG meaning!!! xo

Lynn Stevens said...

Love your page! Awesome!

Brenda Brown said...

How deep Marlene and yet so apt. Be can mean so many things and is about living life. Love it.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lori said...

These are awesome, love your backgrounds! Great word for the year!

Lisa V said...

Good job! I'm so glad u picked BE---that's so perfect. And I love ur journal pages!! Hopefully I can be as good as you one of these days. :)

Kathy Eddy said...

Awesome pages! Something I have not tried yet.