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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Word of the year paint party friday


Early December I picked my word for next year, didn't write it down and it vanished!  Then I read a lovely post The power of one little word, by Katherine Jeanne Wood...... about how the word Change affected her life. I was going to steal her word but  I'm not ready for that yet! So I decided to go through the alphabet....a J and a P came to mind....and I tried to think of words that would work with J nothing came to mind except joke....so I picked a "P" and Polish was the first word that came to mind...."JUST POLISH" that's exactly what I need, to polish my poetry, polish my painting, polish my words. So I decided to make a list of P words I want to incorporate into my New Year!!
 This was factored after one of my favourite Masters Romero Britto  
for Art Journal Journey
Polish, Purge, Paint, Poetry, Print, Pave the way for new things, Productive, Positive, Practical, Peace.

Last years " Glean" wasn't as good as the 2013's " Focus"! I am still a bit uneasy about "Polish" as my year is not off to the best creative start!  It seems to be more about writing than art these days! Every time I look at the word POLISH I don't see something smooth and glossy, I see Polish as in  people from Poland and want to fry up a sausage with sauerkraut....I just can't get used to it!! So I continued on my hunt for a new word...

Cupcake looked at some of my art in my gratitude book recently and commented that it was a bit kiddish! She is right it is, but she just purchased a very kiddish starbucks mug   with the eyes that we all love! I copied it as is,....looking very loose and quickly put together!!  So there is always hope for kiddish art! And since I am such a kid at heart it stands to reason I should focus on doing a kids book above all!! 



Truthfully I am still trying to find my creative way.... I know only one thing  for sure! I am ALL about colour!! Plus I love doing digital art too but haven't quite the right tools for that yet! I asked myself what I want to accomplish this year because I am always all over the place. I admire those who can stick to one subject and focus on that. I want to feel confident in finding my style. I am a completely intuitive artist and wait for something to come to me, I rarely take charge of what I am going to create. Although at times I do! Maybe that's why the gratitude art journal could work for me because it's forcing me to think and draw more...still kidish though. 


Are you still waiting for my word...... well at first I thought I really need to THRIVE....and then I thought nope still not it, ..... I need to BLOOM!! That's my 2015 word.....BLOOM.... and yes I want to do all the above too!! 

Where do you see your creative year going? Did you pick a word and if so how did you decided on that word?

A very humorous little video on Britto art shoes....It's only a minute but you will get a chuckle out of it!! Sorry I tried to embed it but couldn't! 

35 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful post! Happy PPF! Valerie

kat said...

That's a great word for the year! It all looks very happy and blooming here, oh and kiddy art is my favourite art, colourful and full of bright happy colours!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful pages Giggles!
I haven't choosen any special word...
I just will enjoy my time with my beloved hobby...

Paper rainbow said...

BLOOM! a fantastic word for the year, and there is nothing wrong with being kiddish, a childlike creativity is something wonderful!

Erika said...

Wonderful thoughts and work, dear Giggles! I am always impressed about the friendship between words and paintings.
Hugs Erika

sharon said...

A great word! I love kiddish art too. It is honest.

susupetal said...

Color and peace!!

Sirkka said...

I think you found the right word for you, Giggles! Everything is blooming here in your blog. I have not chosen any word for the new year, but I hope to be able to use my colours in many ways!

My name is Erika. said...

I think its as good a choice as possible for a word. There is no bad choice-right? And as for your work looking kiddish- in your journal it can look like anything. And being kiddish is not a bad thing. Especially as its as fun an as unique as yours.

Karla B said...

Bloom is a lovely choice. Mine is gratitude!

Aga Gasiniak said...

Kiddish or not, the fact that you are such a creative soul is the most important and that creativity is extremely inspiring. Thank you for sharing it!

Geckostone said...

Your post just gave me the giggles, Giggles. Especially how you couldn't decide on a word, that soooo sounds like me. I have trouble deciding on ANYTHING! And what's wrong with kiddish? My lizards are mostly kiddish and that's why they are so fun to make. Kiddish rocks!!!!Your art is spectacular!Happy PPF!

Christine said...

Bloom sounds like a great word! I enjoy your colourful childlike art! My daughter says the same about mine. I like how bloom evolved from polish, lol.

sheila 77 said...

Loved reading about your search for your word and I really like the final choice "Bloom", that is so positive and I love your illustration for it too with these bouncy flowers and the happy ladies.

I'm using last year's word again, it was extremely useful!

Kate Robertson said...

Polish is a great word. Looking forward to see how that plays out in your year. I chose Celebrate. I would love ot have you link over at my site.

http://thequeenofcreativity.blogspot.com/2015/01/express-your-creativity-week-2.html

Kate

Linda Kunsman said...

OMG- what a hoot about the "Polish" word-I couldn't get past it as in the people either:):)Fabulous post and art full of living color! Bloom is such a good word and so I know you will bloom this year-with fab art, fab writing, and that children's book. Go for it woman!

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

You made me LOL (for real) with seeing polish as Polish. :D :D :D You might end up with some unwanted G W words at the end of the year..as in Gained Weight, so it's probably best that you changed it. :D

You put as much thought into your word as I do. It can be life changing, indeed. Thanks for the linky love. :)

Since last year was so crazy, I decided to tone it down this year and picked "share"..as in share my artwork on social media sites because I'm terrible at it, but think it is important to get the word out there..and since nobody's gonna do it for me..I have to stop being so lazy. It still could be life changing, tho..I've had some great offers come to me through FB in the past, so hopefully something good will happen.

lee said...

great pages, full of humor and whimsy, I did not pick a word this year, because they never work out for me, I love your word

GlorV1 said...

Happy New Year! I always get happy when I see your work. Love your thoughts. Just keep doing what you do, it's all good. I seen the word polish and it made me thing of polishing the silverware. tee hee.:)

Faye said...

Variety is the spice of life! Maybe diversity is your style. I know I can't stay fixed in one style either. So I'm just going to continue flitting from one to another. About the POLISH, just polish… so glad it wasn't furniture or silver!

Gloria J Zucaro said...

loving your colorful work and sense of humor! I think people from Poland, too. The English language is very tricky that way!Have a good week!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

"Bloom" where you are planted! That's a good word for me too, since I don't know what my future holds with this principal coursework that I'm currently enrolled in. Blessings, my friend!

Irene Rafael said...

Happy New Year, Giggles. Bloom sounds perfect! I do not choose a word nor do I make a resolution. Tho this year I decided to add a gratitude photo a day on instagram. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I value your words.
Irene

Gillena Cox said...

I'm smiling , so luv the thoughts you shared about polish

Happy New Year

Much love...

Neesie said...

I didn't have a word either but I'm reading so many bloggers have found one for this new year... so I've given it a thought and I think mine will be 'Create' in the hope that I do!
I think your word is perfect.
Enjoy your weekend and PPF
xoxo

Tammie Dickerson said...

Your posts are always so thoughtful! My goal each January is simply to improve. I visualize all things good and positive, and bring them to fruition with my thoughts. Your artwork is charming, which must come from your charming soul :)

Beverley Baird said...

Loved your description ofyour process for finding you word. All would have bee good - but must admit Bloom is a great choice (mine too!)
May be both bloom this year!

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Bloom is a good word! :-) That says something about growing and showing who yourself are!
I laughed when you told about frying sausages and Sauerkraut! I also thought of Polish people beside the other meaning of the word.
Your art is kind of "kiddish" though it doesn't sound nice in my ears it is very good thing! Your art is beautiful and colourful (which many people like) and it often is meaningful. So stick to it it is you I guess…
Wishing you all the best and good luck with your year of blooming! I have difficulty with staying with one thing too! I need a lot of projects to work on, so I don't get bored. This way I always have something interesting to go to!
Happy PPF and hugs Ilona

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I think bloom is a wonderful word for the year. You are so linked with colors too! I think there's room for all kinds of art, child like included!

denthe said...

I think you already found your style! I recognize your work immediately. Bloom is a wonderful word for the year. I can see you blooming already! I didn't pick a word, never did to be honest, but I'm open to all creative chances and changes to come my way this year. So bloom might be a good word for me too :-)

SLScheibe said...

Congrats on finding your word of the year! I think Bloom is a great choice! It's a happy word I think and that's always good :)

JKW said...

Bloom is a good word. . . I need to Bloom where I am planted, yellow cottage or no. Believe was my word 2 years ago. . .none last year, not sure this year. . .Your art is fantastic, beautiful and heartfelt. Childish isn't a word I would use. It speaks to all of us. Blessings, Janet PPF

Kristin said...

Bloom! Perfect! Just right for one who makes everyone else bloom! Happy New Year! xoxo

Pia Rom said...

You posts are so hillarious...I so enjoy them! So to bloom is a great choice for sure! Couldn´t do any better ;) and I adore your "mug"-painting!
♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

jane coquillon said...

I forgot the first word I had chosen for 2015, too!
And then I thought of "bloom" as well!
But I really feel that I need to be more cautious with my energy this year, so the word "emerge" came to me.
The funny thing is that after I began working on a painting inspired by my word, I found the piece of paper I'd written my original word on and it was the one that I ended up with!
And I would have sworn it was something different!

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