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Monday, December 31, 2007

Made in 2007

Made in 2007
My second online year is coming to a close and I want to thank you all for the inspiration, feedback, and motivation. I really enjoy sharing the narrative of your lives. I love this crafty community! I can't wait to learn new things, see pictures of the next batch of babies, and witness the strengths of you all.

Many years ago, my very inspirational high school art teacher, Katie, had us imagine what a calendar year looked liked. Every one had such different ideas. What does *your* year look like? Can you make a representation of it? Or, is it too abstract? I'd love to hear/see what your year looks like, even if it doesn't make it onto paper, or some other medium. I'll share my idea in the comments after awhile, so I can leave you with a blank canvas.


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Blogger Gudrun Johnston said...

So much wonderful craftiness...what a lot to be proud of...Happy New Year!

Mon Dec 31, 09:39:00 PM PST  
Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

Happy New Year!

Mon Dec 31, 09:56:00 PM PST  
Blogger meg said...

love this (stole the idea).

happy new year, michelle!

Tue Jan 01, 05:23:00 AM PST  
Blogger Funky Finds said...

Wishing you all the best in '08! Jessica

Tue Jan 01, 08:02:00 AM PST  
Blogger kat coyle said...

Your craft mosaic is so rainbow happy, I love it! Today I especially am drawn to the bookshelf project. I'm thinking about the question you asked about the calender year. When I think about the year ahead I just have vague ideas of what I would like to happen. It's kind of formless right now but certain things stand in the forefront: get my kid in preschool, self publish a pattern, learn to use a knitting machine etc etc. So I guess my year looks like a series of small goals to accomplish. Is this what you mean?

Tue Jan 01, 10:20:00 AM PST  
Blogger futuregirl said...

A calendar year looks like a spiral with January in the middle and December on the edge ... but when you pull back you see that 2007 shrinks to a dot in the middle of a new spiral, which is 2008.

Happy New Year!

Tue Jan 01, 10:43:00 AM PST  
Blogger GailV said...

I like futuregirl's spiral year.

I see it more like a rolodex, but the "pages" (leaves?) of it are covered in pop-ups. And it's in more than 3 dimensions.

Fun question! Happy New Year!

Tue Jan 01, 11:20:00 AM PST  
Blogger Sonya said...

You said it best. I feel so lucky to be part of this community and to have so may of you live close by. Here is to 2008 and seeing more of each other, in both virtual and real sense. Happy New Year Michelle!

Tue Jan 01, 02:04:00 PM PST  
Anonymous daria` said...

such a lovely mosaic, & thanks for the great idea! Happy New Year!

Tue Jan 01, 02:53:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Jessica said...

Ooh! I love the montage! Beautiful! Answered your calendar question on my blog, great thing to think about today! Happy New Year!

Tue Jan 01, 06:14:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mandy said...

My calendar looks like the seasons, with big events planned for each season (in which an activity like "go camping" is a big event). I love the winter, until spring comes. Then I love spring....until summer comes...

Here's to another great year.

Tue Jan 01, 06:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mary Jane said...

Happy New YEar!I'm a bundle of possibilities and questions to, like kat...what can be accomplished, what is accomplished that I don't realize right away..what haven't I imagined yet!

Tue Jan 01, 07:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger kristin said...

i love the spiral visual Alice has created in my brain...for me? i see the calendar in very specific seasons...each season that has it's own color, it's own holidays, it's own mood and it's own set of clothing...yes, we in the midwest actually have a seasonal "rotation" of our clothes. sweaters get packed away for the summer, shorts and such disappear for the winter months etc...

your mosaic is quite inspirational. so it IS possible to accomplish so much with TWO to look after?

Tue Jan 01, 10:16:00 PM PST  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

Hi everyone. Happy New Year.

Gudrun: Can't wait to see what you design this year.

PKM: Eventually we *will* meet up at the store. You know how I *need* fabric. ;)

Meg: I stole it from KnitSonya, so we're even. ;)

FF: Good luck in the next year!

Kat: Bitter Betty also had a to-do list in her calendar. Only you know what yours really looks like.

Futuregirl: Your calendar reminds me of the Etsy favorites spiral. :)

gailv: cool 3D effect!

jessica: I checked out your blog and I loved the banner idea.

mandy: your calendar sounds fun. you sound fun. a glass half full kind of gal?

Mary Jane: Here's to possibilities.

Kristin: My calendar has almost no winter -- very California, as Bitter Betty said. Yes, somehow I managed to make things with the two small ones. My advice is to do as much as possible before the little one becomes a full fledged toddler. I can do less and less. This will be the year that tests my juggling capabilities.

Cheers to you all. --Michelle

Tue Jan 01, 10:39:00 PM PST  
Blogger amandajean said...

happy new year michelle! what a wonderful mosaic of your work.

Wed Jan 02, 06:07:00 AM PST  
Blogger Emily said...

Look at all the beautiful things you made in 2007! What doesmy year look like in retrospect? i would have to say fun,sleepless, and full of partially knitted items. Did i mention sleepless?

Wed Jan 02, 07:39:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Cece Marie said...

Hi, I adore your blog. I just had to tell you that. :)
I love your crafty mosaic. I want to do that too...copy cat, I know, but what a great idea.
You've got me thinking...what does 2007 look like to me? What do I want to represent 2008? Creativity...that is what I want in 2008. I want to quit judging my aesthetic and my creations and just let it flow in 2008.
Well, I'm still kinda new to this whole bloggy community, and ya know, it rocks! Thank you for sharing all of your lovely photos and thoughts!
Cheers to a great new year!

Wed Jan 02, 06:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger Rebekah said...

the colors you've used and the projects you've made are so inspiring!

Thu Jan 03, 12:53:00 PM PST  
Blogger littlesnoring said...

Happy New Year, I love your photo grid very pretty and joyous...

Sun Jan 06, 02:42:00 PM PST  

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