I like to take a different approach. Make lots of them, then there's a chance that I will meet some of them. I took this approach with my friend Kerry several years ago. We made 30 resolutions, together. I think that we kept most of them. Well, truth be told, most of them were easy - many even silly. But actually it was fun to make the list and have something to shoot for - even if it was silly.
Maybe I will take a more serious approach - ok, somewhat serious approach as I compile a long list of things I want to do this year.
In the year 2011, I want to:
- make more artwork.
- hang some of my own art in my home.
- try new and different recipes to expand my cooking horizons.
- eat less cheese.
- exercise on a regular basis - and not get frustrated with the scale.
- sew some things to use in my home.
- drink less wine.
- use up some of the art supplies and fabrics left from our business.
- be positive.
- have my daughters do some art projects in the studio.
- use the things I sew on a more regular basis.
- not argue with my daughters about the little things.
- not complain about doing the laundry.
- find a way to take calories out of cheese.
- be kind.
- spend less time on the computer.
- spend more time in the studio.
- save money by not shopping.
- get better at taking, posting and/ or printing photographs of my family.
- eat more good cheese.
- find great deals by shopping the sales.
- send more letters and cards, in the MAIL, to the people I care about.
- make the cards I send and use.
- spend more time with extended family.
- spend more time with special friends.
- put art into my daily life.
- be grateful.
- use special things, everyday.
- share art.
- drink more wine.
- walk with friends often.
- gracefully handle the fact that I have a middle school aged child.
- appreciate the people and things around me. And tell them.
- sell at least one piece of art.
So, my goal is to make my world - and that of my family and friends - a kinder, gentler, more artful place.
Happy New Year!