January! Mother Nature is napping. We are too thanks to the long dark nights and the effects of recent festivities. This is a time for quiet walks in the woods, rejoycing in the past and looking forward. It is also a time when we tend to turn inward and do some stock taking which often leads to the conclusion that changes could be beneficial or so we think.
Many of us openly or secretly make New Year's resolutions. Usually they involve improving something, improving our health, our finances, our education or just being a better person. The vast majority of us are never able to keep our resolutions.
If you feel the need to keep up the tradition of New Year's resolutions consider one related to your particular fiber art and don't forget that it should involve fun. The list that comes to mind includes
- Do that major project you've been dreaming about
- Master that technique you learned at your last workshop
- Learn a related skill
- Work with colours you have never tried
- Finish something you started in 2011
- Start a fiber art journal
Oh, and I forgot to say that if you didn't get around to making that resolution on January 1st then you might want to consider using the Babylonian calendar. That will give you a few more months to work on your resolution.
My resolution involves this yardage and card woven band but I am waiting for the vernal equinox to make a specific goal.