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October 2016 - Monthly Dreams and Goals

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October 2016 - Monthly Dreams and Goals

Hello October 2016.  Autumn feels well and truly here in my corner of the world... What about you? Don't you love the slow change of colours?  Saying that, I know some of you will be experiencing Spring right now - enjoy it.

Today I'm sharing my October 2016 dreams and goals.

Have you got around to doing yours yet this month?

You don't need many supplies: magazine images, pens, scrap paper and anything else that you'd like to include to pretty things up a little.

October 2016 dreams goals

I've enjoyed using the vellum paper decoration with the bird on this month.  Try and mix things up a little and have fun.

October 2016 dreams goals

This October 2016 I'm going to be focusing on more experimentation with my artwork, various home projects and as always, time for prayer, exercising, creating new recipes for my family and some 'down time' to journal etc.

October 2016 dreams goals

What would you like to focus on this month?  Is there something that you would like to bring to a conclusion?  Or, do you have a new project or focus in mind?  It might be a craft project, fitness or business goal or a new tradition you'd like to begin for your family.  Whatever it is, write it down, pen your thoughts and grab an image that resonates with you.  Lastly, print it off and pop it on your fridge to remind you of your chosen focus for the month.

Take care.

 

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December dreams + goals 2015

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Well, hello December dreams and goals, as we now approach the end of 2015...

I know I say this every month but I really can't believe we're here again - December dreams.

How did it get so late so soon? ― Dr. Seuss

December dreams

My December dreams and goals for this month are, (as you can see from my chosen magazine images) a lot to do with keeping warm, cosy, some tradition - ie. the Christmas tree pic (hopefully picking ours up on Monday), devouring a lot of comforting, yummy soup and festive decorating ie. the mantel piece pic and precious time with family over Advent and Christmas of course (yikes, our boys finish school two weeks today).

December dreams

I'm pacing myself for a local Artist in Residence day coming up on 12th Dec - lots of organizing of prints, cards and artwork for the day etc.

December dreams

Last month, I didn't manage to play in my sketchbook as much as I would have liked, so that's on the list this month.

December dreams

These days I'm finding going to bed a little earlier and having more time to read is also very comforting and feels so good.  I'm taking note of Gretchin Ruben's Book Club Choices for December and as an aside, thought her post on What do you do with holiday cards? was interesting.

Lastly, I'm going to continue to give my website some tlc by adding new content and generally bringing it all together.  By the way, I hope you like my new logo that I designed and yes, I think I might just keep this look and colour-scheme for a while. ;)

So, over to you and what are your December dreams and goals?

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October 2015 - Monthly Dreams + Goals

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Here we are again Dear Reader and it's October 2015 already!  I say this every month, but really Christmas will be here before we know it...

falling leaves hide the path so quietly ~John Bailey, "Autumn," a haiku year, 2001, as posted on oldgreypoet.com

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October and Autumn generally, are a time when I'm beginning to come around to the idea of spending more time indoors, eating more soup and other warm comforting foods, contemplating a sewing or knitting project and generally letting go of some stuff (rather like the falling leaves from the trees I'm watching drift onto the lawn in our garden).

October 2015

Here are some of my dreams and goals that I've written down for October:

  • healthy food making for my family
  • pause frequently
  • make art a prayer
  • creating video for my Facebook Creativity Group
  • writing down My Story
  • savouring the delights of Autumn whenever I can

October 2015

I also want to slow the build-up to Christmas down a little this year, so I'm planning on spending some time looking how this might be possible.

October 2015

In the meantime, I do hope you find some time to jot down what's important for you this month in whatever way feels helpful and true to you.  Remember, by clarifying your dreams and goals, you are actually focusing your energy and resources in order to accomplish something that is important to you.

 

 

 

 

 

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