Friday, December 28, 2007

2008 FREE Contest/Drawing: Your New Year Resolution Might Be Drawn as the Leap Year Art Calendar Winner

There is something about a New Year that is as wondrous as fresh fallen snow - I always want to make tracks in it. So I've always made resolutions... Do you make resolutions? If so, please add your New Year's Resolutions in the comments below to be included in a drawing, January 02, 2008 for a free Personalised Leap Year Art Calendar by Devonia.

I'll start...

Is a resolution about the same as setting a goal? I think so; however, resolving seems to have more commitment behind it for some reason- akin to readying myself to jumping off a cliff - I take them quite seriously. Since I'm by nature rather impetuous, easily distracted, probably a perfect description of ADD or an absent-minded professor (and because I can't remember a single resolution I've never kept), I think, this year, I'll merely set my ideal personal goals for 2008 and see if that works out better for me.

Goal 1. God, Family, Loved Ones, Friends & Country will have first priority.

Goal 2. I'm going to read the below post daily and take it to heart in the hopes that I don't let my days just slip away from me with very little meaning. Now, I don't know how many "days" I have left; but at my age, it's not enough to justify squandering a single day.

This Day

"This day is a special day, it is yours.

Yesterday slipped away, it cannot be filled anymore with meaning.

About tomorrow nothing is known.

But this day, today, is yours, make use of it.

Today you can make someone happy.

Today you can help another.

This day is a special day, it is yours."

Author Unknown

Goal 3. I'm going to try to paint or create something that I really put my whole shabby heart into- at least twice a month. It's plain silly to ignore the fact that my fingers aren't as flexible as they once were and my eyes aren't as keen. I may not always be able to paint and create; thus, I'll try to do my very best work while I still can- with gratefulness and appreciation of the blessing it has been to me.

Goal 4. I'm not going to over-commit myself so that I feel stressed, pressured nor impatient. I'm going to totally relax in free time, whether it's reading or just daydreaming and stop feeling guilty for the time-out.

Goal 5. I'm going to laugh -often and fully.

I'd be so happy if you shared your goals or resolutions for 2008 in the comments. The winner of the drawing for the calendar will be posted January 2, 2008.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

2008 Color of the Year: Blue Iris

For 340.00 dollars, you can purchase a PANTONE® VIEW home + interiors 2008 color forecast kit that will introduce new or revamped color combinations for use in home interiors. However, Pantone is the first to announce their 2008 forecast for COLOR OF THE YEAR, Blue Iris - and that information is free.

The color is exactly the beautiful clear purple-blue that we all associate with irises. I love the color and look forward to seeing the many ways it will be used. Although Pantone is one of the major leaders in color, they will never have the final word on color.

WE, the consumers will have the final say; and, it will be interesting to see our choice.

The color is gorgeous! I can certainly see it as accents and varying hues in shabby decor. I can't see myself investing in large pieces of it because it is a bit strong and could be jarring. But oh my, sigh, looking at it makes me yearn for spring...

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