Reverse Resolutions 2011

January 3, 2012
Sometimes as you look forward to a new year and think about the mountain you want to climb,
it’s very nice to look backwards and feel good about how far you’ve already come.
Snowbird Utah: photo by Marcel Kinard
Reverse resolutions are wonderful because you know you accomplished them 100%!
So here are mine for 2011
1 – Make some art.
Dream by Lyric Kinard

2 – Learn something new.
watercolor by Lyric Kinard
3 – Teach some amazing people and make new friends.
Eastern Iowa Quilters Art+Quilt group – OPA!!!!
4 – Venture into the world of self-publishing.
Bead It Like You Mean It by Lyric Kinard
5 – Gain confidence in my sketching skills.
Faces by Lyric Kinard
6- See some amazing parts of this country.
Montana: photo by Lyric Kinard
9 – Love my family.
They are the best thing in my life.
8 – Focus on making the world a better place.
Thank you so much for joining this adventure with me.
December was a very happy month
in large part due to the kindness that you shared with the world, and then with me.
There. That felt good.
What did YOU accomplish last year?
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  • Reply
    Sharon Rotz
    January 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I love your idea of Reverse Resolutions. All too often we only focus on what we have not done and forget all we have accomplished. Thank you for bringing it to the front of our minds.

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    Jane LaFazio
    January 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    wonderful post, Lyric and huge congrats on your accomplishments in 2011.j (and on your beautiful family) I've been meaning to review my year too, so thanks for the nudge.

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    Ruth Anne Olson
    January 3, 2012 at 4:00 am

    First, what a beautiful family.

    Great idea, the reverse resolutions. I finally, for the first time in my life, took a real art class. By real, I mean, formal, college credit, lots of work as well as exams. It was Color Theory. Science, history, art appreciation, as well and lots of painting exercises. Loved it.

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    Lucy Chen
    January 3, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Whoa! You've done so many face sketches! What an accomplishment!

  • Reply
    January 3, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Thanks for sharing. Your family photo is beautiful! I too like to focus on what I have actually done, not on a list of should haves. you can check out my list on my blog

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