Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I was talking to a friend last week about my word for the year.
She jokingly commented on how maybe I should have picked the word

Heh, heh... seriously though, she may have something there.
I do have a tendency to start a project and then get sidetracked from it, only to then let it sit there and collect dust.  All the while thinking how I should really finish that, because I really like it or it's a really cool idea.

Then a few days later as I was standing in the studio doorway looking at all of those unfinished projects, I thought of another friend and how she stated on her blog last year that it would be her year to finish all of the unfinished projects she had sitting around.

So I thought maybe, just maybe, if I stated it here for all the world to see,
{regardless of the fact that the whole world doesn't read my gibberish}
I will finish 12 unfinished projects this year.

There.  Stated.

PS.  Even though I unofficially thought I might maybe give a 365 photo project a go, again this year, I have  actually, unofficially, so far done it and have taken a photo a day.
I hope I didn't just jinx it.


Wanda said...

I still read your blog...I know great endorsement there. :) I love your word...too awesome and I can't wait to see the outcome. I hope the ballet book is one of the projects. :)

Jillayne said...

lol - being finished is overrated - at least that's what I like to think... I have a lot of theories on this subject so just might have to choose this word for one of my months!
Twelve should be manageable though...

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

This is my first time visiting your blog. I'm so glad I stopped by especially for this post. I think I need to do the same thing and focus on finishing some (okay... a lot) of unfinished projects. Thank you!

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Margaret said...

My dear Alisa, you are a woman after my own heart!! I'll be keeping an eye on you, 12 you say... Mx

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

That little sneakpeek looks wonderful Alisa - Can´t wait to see what those unfinished ones are going to look like.

Robin Thomas said...

I know you finish tons of things. It does feel good to wrap a project up. It really does.

Can't wait to oooo and awwww over your projects.

Mary C. Nasser said...

How great to put out in the universe that you will finish projects!

This is my first time visiting your blog...was inspired to do so by your article in Artful Blogging.
I really connected with what you said about other blogs filling my artistic well!

By the way...my word for the year is flow. :)

Wishing you all the best,
Mixed-Media Map Art

Stink Bone Jones said...

Love the new blog banner! Just think of all he projects that were finished :) we creative types seem o have a hard time finishing them all.

Susan said...

I like the word "finish" - I do a lot of stitching, and once I am done, the "finishes" go into my closet, never to be seen again. I swore last year that I was actually going to "finish" them into something - whether it be a framed piece to go on my wall, a pinkeep, or something else, so I can relate to your abundance of unfinished projects! Good luck!!

somepinkflowers said...


U R fabulous
with your word selection!

why oh why
did i not think of that!

{{ by my own pronouncement
i am allowed
One Unfinished Project
per room
in our house }}

i love
your wee blue flower thingy...
and Pinterest*ed it
i could not help myself.

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

I'm all for the finishing, as long as you don't feel you have eleven projects to do in the eleventh month! Yay you. Already so on top of things!

BTW, I think you should shoot whatever friends of these you have who poke fun at you for not "finishing" projects. How very discourteous.