So the Mayans were wrong and the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012 :-) Now that we’ve made it to 2013, what are we going to do with the year?
After taking the foil painting workshop with Susan Bailie from Art Walls in November, I couldn’t wait to try more paintings. I bought all the supplies a week after the workshop, and finally got around to putting them to good use over the holidays. Susan is doing another workshop this month – if you’re in Ottawa and want to learn how to create the coolest paintings, check it out on her Art Walls Facebook page.
Fostering more dogs for Catahoula Rescue Ontario
Being a small part of saving sweet dogs who might not otherwise have a chance at a new and better life is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. Not only have I had the chance to enjoy some super-amazing dogs, I’ve also met and become friends with some super-amazing people who work so hard to help dogs in need. It won’t make me rich or famous, but I’d much rather have a life filled with doggie snuggles & kisses than fame & fortune :-)
You gotta accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative
Towards the end of 2012, I decided to try and focus on only positive status updates on my Facebook page. It was just a little thing, but it felt good to not whine and complain about the idiot in the SUV who cut me off on my way to work (who, me whine? Never!) So going a step farther and taking inspiration from Shelley at House of Smiths, I’ve decided that my Word of the Year for 2013 is POSITIVITY. From Urban Dictionary:
1. Positivity is staying positive even when you find a really good reason to be negative.
2. An outlook on life that involves seeing and focusing on the good aspects of a situation, no matter what the circumstances.
I’m letting go of the stuff that brings me down, and focusing on the stuff that lifts me up and makes me happy. Life is too short to waste time on people and things that aren’t worth wasting time on.
Around the house
Finish the master bathroom renovation. I haven’t posted about the bathroom reno lately because not much has been happening. The room is down to the studs now, and hubby is slowly (very slowly!) working on boring things like electrical and plumbing. I’m lLooking forward to getting started on the pretty stuff, like installing our beautiful Virage faucets from Brizo…
This is how the bathroom looks now – it’s not pretty! But it does have a little crystal chandelier ;-)
Hubby gave me a Groupon for a photography class for Christmas. I love photography, but most of the time I have no idea what I’m doing – I just click the button and hope for the best! With al the money invested in my camera and lenses, I really want to learn how to use them properly. Stuff like ISO and Aperture are a total mystery to me.
So that’s a little rundown of things I’ll be up to in 2013. What are your plans for the year?