Thursday, 30 November 2006

Christmas Journal - take 3 (!!!)

I signed up for Shimelle's Christmas Journal class for the first time in 2004 - and managed to do ZERO entries!!!

The second take was in 2005 - once you have signed up for the class you will be a member for life (or as long as Shimelle is running this annual class). That time I managed to embellish 2 pages ... but no journalling!!!

"Aller Gute Dinge sind 3" as we say in German, so this time I am geared up for it and want to finish the album/journal I have started in 2005. And I am sure I will manage this time, as I will have at least a little bit more time on hand.

I am sure having my friends Sharon (2nd year?) and Heather (first timer) doing the class will help as well... maybe a little competition and keeping each other on the "leash" for the journalling. :)

And I assume that Shimelle's "Manifesto" will help as well... making it public on my Blog etc. This means I really HAVE to stick to it... and I want to get at least 26 out of the 37 entries done... So please, keep nagging me!! ;)

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Manifesto: Noun. A declaration of one's intentions.

Starting December first, I will keep a Christmas journal. In it, I will write something every day to reflect on the holidays of my past, enjoy the holidays of the present and dream about the holidays of my future. To some, this will be a stack of papers and trivial scribbles, but not to me. I am taking back my Christmas, I am letting it be something I relish and, most importantly, I am giving at least fifteen minutes every day to myself no matter how crazy this season becomes. I hope you will share, encourage and understand as I make something with my own hands, my own words and my own memories.

I may post some or all of my entries here. Other artists are doing this with me, and you can see their work here. Or you may join us at Shimelle's blog (link at the top of this post).

Above all: enjoy the season. I will.

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I am going to use my HOTP "Christmas Album" 8x8" and the matching HOTP Christmas papers. May have a look for embellishments etc. at the "Creative Crafts and Gifts for Christmas" at Ingliston on Saturday.

So... let's get that thing started!! :)

3 comments:

sharonfruit said...

I really want to get more of this done this year too. More than nothing isn't hard, mind you!

Sharon xx

Heather said...

Kat - I didn't realise you'd done so little in the two previous years! :D Well done for being honest. If you help hold me accountable (at least blogging an entry each day, even if not doing a paper layout) I'll help you. :)

Julie Ann said...

That's a very cute album!