Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy 2016 to All!

Happy New Year!!! 

A new year, new hopes and dreams, new plans, a clean slate full of possibilities. I love opening a brand new, clean calendar at the first of the year and filling in all my family and friends birthdays, anniversaries, vacation plans and parties and looking forward to what may come in this fresh new year. I make resolutions every year, but admittedly, I rarely stick to them. I'm not sure if they are too lofty for my time schedule and abilities, or maybe I lose focus when every day life kicks in. Not sure what happens. So here I am again at the beginning of a fresh new year, looking back at what didn't happen and looking forward to what I hope will happen. We will add two new babies to our family this year. One in February and one in March, both little girls. We are really looking forward to that. But what else lay ahead for us? Kind of exciting to think of what is possible in a whole 12 month cycle. 

One of my resolutions is to bring my blog back to life again. I resolve to post at least once a month this year. Surely I can squeeze that into my crazy schedule! I usually work about 50 hours a week at my real job, then streaming and doing videos, designing my stamps and stencils and doing my own art in my spare time, after my family responsibilities of course. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to do everything that I want to do. I'm also resolving to put more focus on my health starting with joining Weight Watchers (AGAIN!) and going to the gym three times a week if only to walk on a treadmill. I also want to come up with a regular Ustream schedule so that my viewers will know when to expect me to be on live. This is really difficult since I never know when I may have to work later than usual. I can't stream during the day since I'm always at the office, so I have to try to squeeze it into an evening during the week, as weekends can be more spontaneous with things to do with family and friends. I'm considering Monday evenings or Sunday afternoons. I'll announce it here and on my Inky Obsessions FaceBook page when I decide. 

I'll be having another iStencils release coming in the new year, this one will feature a bunch of new designs I've made especially for the 8" round gelli plate. I'll have some new stamps that match at some point after that launch. I hope to play more with polymer clay tiles, metal embossing, watercolor, gelli printing and more. Lots in my mind, I just need to find the time to make it happen. Am I the only one with this problem???

Here are some things I've been working on over the last several months that I haven't posted: 

New cling mount stamps and wine totes with my art prints now on my Etsy Shop

So for now, I hope you are feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and looking forward to the brand new year. Let's do something fun and creative in 2016! Let's make it count!

Happy Arting,