Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge- Letter I

WELCOME, EVERYONE:

 to my second year in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.

Since I plan to retire shortly, I thought an alphabetical look back at my paying library career and a look ahead to my crafting and writing career would be a good use of my 26 days in this challenge, 26 wonderful words for retiring me. Hope you enjoy. I am looking forward to reading whatever you share this month on your blogs, too.

LOOKING BACK: 
Income- (the returns that come in periodically.) 
Yes, the scary part. Living on retirement income. We think we can do it. Our financial adviser thinks we can do it. Maybe I can't buy a million dollars a month in craft supplies (what fun is that), but our cats and we won't be eating dog food, either. Maybe next year I'll be using the A to Z challenge to give tips on how manage on my income. You know, how to get 18 meals out of 1 turkey and a head of cabbage! And my daughter suggests (bless her little heart) that I can always go out and get a part time job to make ends meet if it gets tough!

Looking ahead: 
Imagination- (the act of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.)
I am a very lucky woman. In June, I am going to take classes from both Donna Downey and Joanne Sharpe, at Donna's studio in North Carolina. They are both mixed media artists and I really like their work. Actually, I can achieve similar results which is blowing my imagination. I most certainly don't have the vision they have, or probably the talent, but I do have confidence in what I do and that is important to me.

The photo I have here is not a mixed media piece per say, however, after taking a few classes with Joanne, I felt brave enough to draw this and paint it with watercolors. What an exhilarating feeling. I want to try mixed media ideas but mix them in with my dainty water coloring technique.

I hope to take lots of photos on our upcoming trip to excite my imagination in writing, poetry and my coloring. I've been postponing so many projects til I am retired that my brain feels like it is bursting with ideas. Let that imagination soar.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

What a great idea to look back and forward for your theme! Best wishes for many fun adventures.

Enjoy A to Z!

Jenny at Choice City Native

Lucy Ravitch said...

Nice! You even got two in here. I like your artwork--especially your lettering!
Kids Math Teacher

Andrea said...

Ooooh, fun lettering!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Sounds like its time to make a list!!!

Heather

Suz said...

Thanks Everyone for your comments.
Was away on vacation and pre-published a bunch of my days but didn't have time to visit other blogs. Got some work to do traveling around to visit all of you fellow challengers.