I hope this year brings you all the joy, creativity, health, and love in the world! On this first day of 2012 I wanted to share an excerpt from my latest newsletter with you:

Are you ready for the New Year? It's the time for cleaning and purging, organizing and prioritizing, pondering and contemplating, and most of all, relaxing and reflecting. 
In a discussion with a friend the other day she figured my one little word for 2012 should be “less”, based on all the things I have been saying in our recent conversations. And, she is probably right. Less debt, less stress, less clutter, less traffic, less irons in the fire, less fat. Well, that last one is not new, we all want less fat, right? LOL  If you have not heard of Ali Edwards' one little word project, then click HERE and check it all out. In 2011 my word was “better” and, even though I did not focus on it daily, I did remind myself of it and it helped me think about what I wanted for my life. My life got “better” in the areas of health, relationships, business, and creativity. Not perfect, but better. And that is the point, right? 

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As we come to this part of the year it is also good to not only look to the future but to look back at the time we have had. I am so very thankful to have had moments, hours, or even days spent crafting alongside you, learning and creating together. And becoming friends even! I really do think about you when I am creating, think about what you might say about a new technique, think about if you would like to try the same experiments I am trying, think about the questions asked and suggestions given in class — you inspire me too! I am so very very thankful to be able to share that with you and look forward to many more years of creating together!

Wishing you the most wonderfully inspired and creativity filled 2012!! Let's get crafting!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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