Looking forward to the new year I have a few goals, not the least of which is to use this space more. Writing is a muscle that I’ve not exercised very well in the last year, and I’m feeling the lack. So here they are… 2013′s goals:
1. Blog regularly
2. Make cheese
3. Learn to play the guitar I saved up for and bought 8 years ago
4. Sew clothing, especially everyday pieces
5. Make a soufflé
6. Learn Illustrator
I also have some less-specific general areas to work on, like this year I want to give myself permission to play. I’ve been programmed so long that work & play are entirely separate that I feel somehow subversive to be loving what I do. The nature of creative work is different. We have to spend time feeding our creative coffers without the pressure to produce, or we face burnout and despair.
So in the playing vein, I have plans to read all (and most likely swatch through) Principles of Knitting and a couple other books with really intriguing techniques with which I want to play around, and I’ll be talking more about all my creative endeavors (not just knitting) here on this blog.
I’ve also started a 365 Project I’m calling “Year of Making” (days 1-3 shown above). I’ve started and failed at doing a 365 Project 3 times, but I think the Making focus will make it easier this time since it doesn’t require any self portraits, as will the great camera on my cell phone and instant uploading to photo sharing sites like Instagram (scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the cute camera icon to follow me there).
I hope you’ve got some good goals for the new year, and that you’ll be a part of my 2013.