Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2010 Poster- well, part of it

Every year I get together with 3 friends to make a yearly poster. It's kind of like a vision board with a little less thought about what we want in life and more towards where we are going.

I tend to use my poster to remind myself of my goals and what I'm focusing on. One big principle for me this year is "Live Your Life on Less." Less stuff. Spend less money. Need less.

There's also an image on there of three women who are exactly the same. This is a huge reminder for me that I have never been happy trying to live my life by what I'm supposed to do or what society expects of me. Next to it, is a painting of the back of a woman with a cat and violin who (if my hair was longer) might look like me. For me, this signifies the natural self and being comfortable in your own skin.

All of our posters were more optimistic this year and less dark.

I'm still observing mine and so I can't really know yet what it says to me. I do mine in a very organic way where I just choose images that appeal to me and place them in a way that feels right. So at this time, I'm not 100% what I'm expressing through it.

I'm open for any interpretation if you'd like to take a shot at it.



  1. I wanted to tell you that I saw your postings on the retreat at Hedgebrook with Carolyn Forche (who I've had as a mentor for a few years now), and because of this, I hopped on over to the Hedgebrook website, saw she had another retreat in March, applied, and just yesterday, found out that I got in! So thank you, thank you: because of your blog, I will have an adventure.

    Also: this collage reminds me of the collage we made when I was in a class putting together a chapbook draft. I wonder where I put it... It was supposed to help us jump-start ideas.

  2. What a great, great idea! I am going to start cutting through magazines right now. You are the most inspiring woman I have come across in a very long time. Thank you.

  3. Molly, Congrats! I am so excited for you. It is a life-changing experience. Enjoy your adventure! And do report back. (I hope you get to stay in Cedar, that was my cottage and I think it was the best!)

    Lori-- Thank you! I so appreciate hearing your kind words on this dark Thursday morning. I'm glad our poster night was able to inspire. I hope to post a few pics from the experience sometime today.

    Thank you both for your happy notes!

  4. I love love love this! I do collages a lot and also think of them as mood boards. But I love the idea of making it a New Years tradition.

  5. you have such great crafty type projects that you do :)

    my eyes were first drawn to the word LIVE. love the green background of that.

    and then the woman's back. she looks relaxed :)


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