Friday 6 February 2015

one little word® blog hop

One of my creative goals for this year is to complete the pages in my One Little Word® album each month. In three years of taking the class (I didn't take the class in 2013), I haven't yet completed an album, and some years didn't make it past May.

In keeping with BRAVE, when I saw a post in the OLW facebook group from Nikki for co-hosts for a link up, I knew that  I would put my hand up. And that I would push myself to get my pages finished.

I totally love Ali's idea of including the blog post that I write each year at the start of the album. I wanted to include the word that I painted, but if you've seen my craft room, you'll understand why there's a crappy picture in it's place. I try to use one paper collection each year, this year it's Woodland Park from October Afternoon. (little word from Color Cast Designs)

I spent a lot of time pondering the prompts, and worked on them in the order that inspiration struck. The definition of BRAVE is a lot bigger than "showing courage", but once I realised I couldn't use the Daily Flash alphabet to write the whole definition, the idea of shortening it was appealing.

I loved the idea of using the photos of me with my glasses on and off. Kind-of a revealing of me, which is what this journey will be this year.

This page involved lots of tears. Realising just how much rejection scares me was truly eye-opening. And while I said I was excited about taking chances, I'm also terrified of taking that leap (that's why I've made it to February, and still haven't acted on anything)

I haven't finished my intentions page, I think I need to dwell on the idea a bit more before putting pen to paper. But I truly enjoyed the {long} process of putting these words and pictures together, and I'm already thinking on February's prompt (to create a vision board)

Have you chosen a word for 2015? Are you taking Ali's class?
Host blogs - NikkiStory, Breathe... Now Smile, Funky Lindsay, AnkeArt, Never Ever Erin, Scrapstorian.
This is a blog hop. If you're taking the 2015 OLW class, you can link up your January prompt pages here. Post once, on any of the host blogs, and your post will appear on all host blogs. Please take a moment to leave a comment, and visit at least two other links.



  1. I'm so glad you did raise your hand for the blog hop! Your post brought tears to my eyes. You are brave and I can't wait to see your 2015 journey.

  2. I just checked out the paper your using. I may have to jump on board with you and use it as well. It's gorgeous!

  3. Great job working through these prompts! I like the idea of including the blog post, too, and might add mine to the album I'm working on for my year of INSPIRATION. I'm not taking the class this year, but I am reviewing last year's prompts. I think many of us fear rejection, so you're in good company!

  4. Brave! What a great word - thanks for sharing this on your blog, so inspiring! Looks like you are living brave already - you go girl!

  5. I am touched by your honesty :). And really like the pretty way you've put your cards together, with the letter stickers.

  6. Beautiful pages, and congratulations on living your word. Looking forward to seeing how your word tajes you through the year :)


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