Sunday, July 1, 2012

One Little Word blog hop for July

Scanning over my blogposts, it seems that One Little Word is the main thing triggering me to blog!  I guess that's a nice unintended consequence of signing up for the class.  But I have been so behind on the prompts this year, that this is my first blog hop for 2012.   Many thanks to Margie for organizing and keeping me on the email list!

My word this year is design.  It has been a good pick and a good fit for my goals for this year.  In fact, I was going through the dictionary/thesaurus prompt from January just last week (like I said, I'm BEHIND!), and I was really surprised by how many synonyms captured exactly what I have been focusing on this year by choosing this word, like action, accomplish, create, even big picture!

I had so much fun with the June prompt to play.  I didn't paint or make a mess, just pulled out some of my current favorite and inspiring patterned papers and moved them around on the floor for an hour or so until I found a combo that I liked.  And I love what I ended up with.  I am very deliberate when I scrapbook, and take forever to make a decision, even a decision to cut into the paper, that having permission to play and mess up and make something for no real purpose stretches me.  But that's a good thing.  And something I want to do more of.  Something I want from this word and for my creative life more generally.

Next up, Donna!

And here's the whole list if you want to check out everyone else's words:



  1. Your cards are lovely! And playing is AWESOME :)

  2. I totally understand that being given permission to play. So glad that you did and I'm lovin' your choices of patterned paper :)

  3. Playing is fun. glad you joined us. I love the patterns in the paper you choose.

  4. Wonderful canvases. I was so tempted to skip the paint and play with paper :)

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  5. Beautiful canvases! I love the little banners and the use of all the pattern paper. Great job!

  6. you are adorable.
    and i love the grid of color and paper goodness.
    and that word is so very intriguing.
    glad you joined us this month...
    hope you come back next month too.

  7. your canvases are wonderful. love your bright & happy color scheme. glad you got to participate this month!

  8. It's a really pretty combo and play is play - doesn't matter if it is messy or not as long as it makes you happy!