Sunday, January 9

35 Things

I finally finished my list for the year.

As you can see I chose the word surrender.

Not because I wanted to,
but because it keeps coming up

over and over.
In all areas of life.


So I thought I should listen.

I love making these lists.

I love new beginnings.

Even though life can get so busy and rushed.
I can go through the year without really doing what I want to do.
Without living how I want to live.

Just making this list
reminds me to live with intention.

It reminds me of who I am and how I want to live.
Even when life gets busy.

I know that I won't get every little thing crossed off.
That's not the point.
The point is to remember to have fun.
And to live the life I really want to live.

35 Things in 2011
1. Have a baby.

2. Download music I love.

3 Video Jack’s Johnny Cash routine.

4 Hike with my boys.

5 Make photo books for Jack.

6 Make art with fabric & paint & my sewing machine.

7.A weekend away with my husband.

8 Serve & give in some way.

9. Cut a stamp.

10. Sleep in a tent with Jack

11. Make art: cloth flowers on wood

12. Make an advent calendar

13. Make Christmas ornaments

14. Teach adults

15. Make a new studio

16. Make caramel apples.

17. Host a craft night with friends.

18. Go apple picking with Jack.

19. Participate in an artist swap.

20. Complete a 10k

21. Take a photoshop class

22. Watch a documentary on an artist.

23. Go on a retreat.

24. See a play.

25. Update blog/logo/button/banner, etc.

26. Memorize favorite verses

27. Go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market

28. Make a banner for the house.

29.. Give something to our neighbors.

30. Start/work on. Complete an Art Journal

31. Make art: heart series.

32. Get art into a gallery.

33. Make scrabble pendants.

34. Be a good friend.

35. Reread Life of the Beloved.


  1. You´ve got so many good things here, it´ll be a great year! That´s for sure! I´ll link it to my 42-list :-)

  2. Erin, I love this list. It warms my heart to see your beautiful writing and all of the colors listing your goals, dreams and plans for the year.

    I know it's going to be an amazing year for you!

  3. that looks awesome! What a great and creative way to make a list. I hope you are feeling well.

    Have a great week and good luck with your list :)

  4. Hey Erin :o) I met you at artfest :o) I still have your trade hanging in my studio! Thanks for your wonderful God filled art! I love it. I really like how you did your list for the year. Great idea, and wonderful intentions for your year. God bless you this week. Are you coming back to artfest this year??

  5. I have had so much fun hanging out with you and your art tonight. After a long day at school followed by parent-teacher conferences this evening, it was a happy place to visit. :) Your art work is wonderful. I am so glad that you are being blessed in an area that you are so gifted!

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