Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!!

As I write this, it is almost noon on Dec. 31st, so let me take a second to wish everyone a new year full of peace and happiness.  2015 closes with a lot of positive outlook for me.  I have faced some major health issues (why I have been away for awhile)  and some personal changes as well.  I am looking forward to 2016 and all the new things it brings.

One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of the year is to buy a new day planner.  I have used one since I was in high school and there is nothing more enjoyable to me than to open up that new book and see all the empty pages just waiting for my little notes and doodles.  I may be a tech nerd, but I do still need that real planner to write on, some things just can't replace paper.

As my mind continues along what reminds me of a path of untouched snow, I want to touch on a few things that I have planned for the upcoming year here on the blog.  

  • Monthly Color Focus:  I have been pinning lots of color schemes over the years and it is about time I did something with them!  On the first of each month I will introduce you to the theme for the month.  Come on back to see what I make with the colors I've chosen!
  • WIPs:   Works in Progress  I want to give you a peek into my design process and show you how my pieces go from what is in my mind to a finished piece.
  • My Faves:  I will be introducing you to some of my favorite bead makers, designers and artists that inspire me in my creations.
I am sure there will be lots more,  but my main goal for this year on the blog is to really branch out.  There is so much more to Forest of Jewels than great pieces of jewelry, so I hope that you will come along with me on this creative adventure.

Finally,  the Leftover's challenge had to be postponed because of my illness.   I will be rescheduling it sometime in the near future so keep watching for an announcement about it.

Again,  have a great New Year and see you tomorrow for the first Color Focus of 2016!!

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