Monday, January 3, 2011

See ya 2010!

Yes, I'm a little late in my New Year post. 

Happy New Year everyone!

Yes, 2010 is so out-of-here.  So last year.  It was a good year for me.  I worked very hard to accomplish:
30 individual projects
16 needle felted pieces
37 dolls
2 paintings
17 greeting cards
2 finished quilts
13 books read
3 art shows
4 shops displaying my work
1 trip to the mountains
1 trip to Myrtle Beach
1 manuscript completed

I made many new friends, lost some, and was dumped by a few others.  Their loss.  How does that poem go, some friends are there for a day, some a season, but all for a reason.   Yep!  I am moving forward.  Been waiting for this year the past month.

I claimed 2009 as my year.  I worked out a plan for my life.  I worked it in 2010, putting those plans into action.  Changing some, adding new ones, getting rid of those that just didn't work.  Got frustrated at times, but never gave up.  Not an option and have deleted those words from my vocabulary.  I worked harder last year and just now realizing it.  Now I know where to step things up.

I am so looking forward to 2011.  I'm going to rock it!  Going to new places, meeting more cool people, creating new work, designing on a different level.  Yes!  2011 will rock.

These curtains were my last project of 2010.  It was getting mighty cold in the south.  The coldest December in these parts in a long time.  I needed something to catch the draft.  The fabric was bought for an 18th century English Country Dance costume.  Wellll...... I needed the curtains more than the costume.

I made all those little tabs too.  It was so bad after I figured out what I had to do and by the time I got to the last one, it was a piece of cake.

The curtains are also reversible.  So in the spring, they'll be laundered and turned around.  Sometimes I can be clever.  Time to move on.

I'd like to welcome The Red Angel at and Natalia at to the party.


The Red Angel said...

Aw, thanks for the warm welcome, Wendy! :) Hope you had a great holiday season...looks like your 2010 was full of some pretty outstanding accomplishments! Kudos to you!


Kim said...

Wendy- when I look at your list I feel so lazy! However, I also feel very inspired. I have been in a funk and I needed this post. I'm going to sit down tonight and write down some goals in my art journal to aspire to this year. Best wishes for your goals in 2011- although I know you won't need them because I do believe you WILL rock 2011 because you rock :) Happy New Year my friend!!!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Thanks Red Angel.
Kim, please don't feel lazy. You had so much going on last year. I am glad you feel inspired though. That's what I'm going to try to do more of. Inspire creative types to make a step. Baby steps get you closer to where you want to be than no steps at all. I've got my art journal going too. Best to you too this year. It's going to be great my friend.

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