Goals for 2012

Every year I like to pick a word that is the center of my goals for the year: 2008 was Passion, 2009 was Improvement, 2010 was Writing, 2011 was Writing and Publication, and 2012 is … Writing! But what else would I like to do in 2012?


The word for 2012 is Create. I do want to focus on creative endeavors that influence my writing, like making a musical quilt (details to follow in another post); finishing crochet and knitting projects; continuing to play piano, violin, viola, and djembe; finding a weaving loom that will fit in my apartment; and painting with cardboard and tempura paints. Examples of my work from 2011 (cardboard, tempura, painted with my fingers):

Why did I pick up painting this past summer? I have a story idea about a finger painter, so I started painting with materials I had on hand: tempura paint and cardboard (an interesting canvas). Paper is fun too.

For 2012, I will focus on creating in the following areas:

  • Writing
  • Crochet
  • Knitting
  • Weaving
  • Quilting
  • Music
  • Painting

Happy New Year!


  1. Ah, the finger paint story. Can’t wait to hear more!

  2. Yes, the fingerpaint story. On my blog I call it the April Novel. Still working on a nicer draft, but I’m making progress. 🙂

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