I'm excited, more so than I can ever remember, about this new year we've just begun.
Last year my focus was to grow.
And grow we did with bees, expanded gardens, and taller Glimmer Twins.
Then in October we welcomed Elijah, our Morning Prophet, and the ladies.
They entertained us daily from the beginning and astonish us with eggs each and every day.
This year the mantra around this old farmhouse is to create.
The Artist is determined to focus on his painting. It's been sidelined while he established a
new career and as he fulfilled and continues to fulfill his duties as head caretaker for the old farmhouse.
Meanwhile, I have taken on several projects to boost my creativity and my photography skills.
I've decided to document a year at Rural Revival on paper.
Now that all my photos are digital, I no longer miss having stacks of photos waiting to be sorted and filed into photo albums. I do miss, however, having a tangible album to sit and look through from time to time. Then I heard about project life from Deb Duty and I instantly knew this was something I would want to do. I mulled it over for a while, I wasn't sure if this was something I could keep up on when the weeds are knee high in the vegetable gardens but then Deb mentioned how much her sons loved to sit and look through previous years books and I knew that this was a wonderful way to document a year of our life in the country for the twins and for future generations.
I've also signed up for a year of inspiration, encouragement and motivation with the Beyond Layers class with Kim Klassen. I'm seriously looking forward to kicking myself and my camera into second gear.
Lastly, I've joined Project 365 on my iPhone. I love the different perspectives I can capture on my phone, how much easier it is to take it with me everywhere and the community on Instagram. I'll be posting a photo a day on Instagram as Rural Revival, and will share a photo here, every now and then. If you're a member let me know, I'd love to see your captures!
So how did you spend the first day of 2012?
We spent it purging the office and turning it into a studio for the Artist and I.
I'm digging it!
~Be well friends!~