Springtime Re-do

Somewhere around the first of January I chose my One Little Word for 2015. I was stoked when Create whispered to my heart.

I chose the word create because that is an area in my life I felt I had neglected for some time.

I busied myself with collecting supplies, making a small space to create, pinning my heart away of creative project ideas to-do, organizing half-started quilts that are begging to be finished, even signing up for an art class on Craftsy (which is as far as I’ve gotten)…I had big, big plans.

Ah, plans. They have a funny way of not going as planned.


How about you? Have you kicked butt and taken names this year? Me, not so much. After a strong start this year, I have slowed to a halt this month. I call it the procrastination flu.

It’s like I have been waiting for the perfect time to create something. Maybe when I have more time. Or, when I am not so tired. Or, when the kids are at school. Or, my mood to be perfect.

I’ve been waiting for the creative bug to strike…

To creative pretty things even if nobody cares but me.

To create for the joy of creating.

To create art. Create words. Create change.

I’ve done some creative things in these three short months (organizing fabric doesn’t count), but I have faltered too. But no more.

The daffodils are poking their heads out of the ground, all to make anew. It’s a new season. Change is in the air, as they say. I am looking for a fresh start. An energizing restart. A kick in the pants kind of restart.

It’s time for a springtime re-do.

There is nothing magical about January 1st. Choosing a OLW/resolution on January 1st, or April 1st, makes no difference. Either date is a just one day in 365 days.

So, I hereby declare April 1st as the new January 1st. It’s my blog, I can do that here.

Don’t be a ‘fool’…If you need a re-do, like me, then let’s do it today, April 1st. Restart your OLW/resolution, or scrap your word all together and start over. It doesn’t matter. Just start something.

Okay, that was a little corny, but I am serious, people. Now, excuse me, I have have to go create something.

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While at IKEA with friends I found a little black and white tulip print as inspiration. This weekend I created this little ditty:


Linking up today at Holley Gerth’s Coffee for Your Heart. Also, check out her new book, You’re Loved No Matter What: Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect. And, for craftiness in abundance check of The DIY Dreamer! Seriously.

One thought on “Springtime Re-do

  1. Easter seems like the perfect time of year for a re-do. Actually, I think I may need a re-do almost every morning! Love the picture you painted and that you are coming along with us as we start, stop, and then start once again. Life is a cycle!


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