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Monday, January 27, 2014

One Little Word 2014 - January Prompts

I mentioned the word I chose for this year, right? (yup!  original post on that can be found here)  I really want to keep my word, Intention, more present in my daily life this year.  So I signed up for the online One Little Word Workshop.  And so far it's been working!  It has taken me most of the month to complete the layouts, which is probably a good thing.  I've been able to think about my word and the prompts while my hands are busy painting drying racks or working on other things but it was hard to find time to sit down and write it all out and even harder to find the time to work on the layouts.  Typically I would have been quick to sit down and get it all done, but extending the process throughout the month has not only helped me be more clear on my Word and where I want to go with it, but it keeps the word in the front of my mind and I've found that my actions truly do reflect what I've been thinking about, at least a little bit.
 So now that the layouts are complete, I may as well show them off, right?  This is the title page.  The top half is actually on a transparency with the wording done with vinyl (but it was too busy for photos with the next page showing through so I stuck a piece of cardstock behind it).
 I wanted to keep the focus on the process, not particularly the layouts so I did all the journaling first in a notebook.  Then I typed it all up on the templates in Photoshop (first time doing something like that!  I'm not great at Photoshop but it went pretty smoothly and easily) and printed them out.  But let's face it, it's me and I can't NOT add a little personality to a project like this.  Plus, I had grabbed a really cute paper stack a few weeks ago thinking it would be fun to use on this project.  So I added a few patterned paper accents, just for fun.

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SparklingAllison said...

I like the strip of paper you added to the bottom of your intentions. Nice touch! Also, thanks for sharing your process. I did something similar... Lots of drafts and free for writing before deciding exactly what I wanted on each page.

Missus Wookie said...

I think taking our time with this process is necessary, I've been choosing a word for six years and the pondering is often the most profitable.

GinnyRit said...

I agree with Missus Wookie that taking our time is worth it. I took most of the month to get through mine and I'm glad I did. Like you, it's my first instinct to race through a project to check it off my list, but I don't want that to be the way I approach this process. Love how it turned out!