"Grow" is my word for 2013. This word holds meaning for several reasons. The first is based on 2 Peter 3:18, "But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen." I want to spend this year studying God's word intentionally, making a place for it in my daily life, setting aside time specifically for that purpose and keeping it sacred. Although the flu bug has already put me behind schedule, I'm using an amazing community of women called #shereadstruth to help guide my studies. They have a wonderful system of emailed devotions, guided Bible studies and social networking through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It's really been great to meet several of these ladies already. I'm anxious to catch up and then spend every day with our Lord. It kind of makes me cry just thinking about it. Yea!!!!
Secondarily, this is the year that I plan to really start growing my business. LeissnerArt has been on a virtual hiatus during the 2012-2013 school year so that we can do senior parent things--last basketball season, graduation, help prepare for college, etc. By June, that will be all done and my son will be starting his new life as a young adult. What that will look like for LeissnerArt, I'm not sure yet. But some changes have already been implemented.
I'm making new art. Because of the flu, I didn't get to get these scanned and listed. But I'll be working on that as soon as I can. I'm anxious for you to see.
I upgraded my studio space. Three plastic tables from Sam's have replaced my tiny desk and yard furniture. Now my work surface is huge! I have a designated painting/crafting space; an office space for blogging, record keeping and perhaps printing; and a surface for packing and shipping. I'm so excited to have so much work space and so much organization!
Who wouldn't be inspired sitting right here? :::pinches self:::
But wait! There's more!! Just kidding. That's all I got right now. I'm planning to make to some business goals for the last six months of year. I'm hopeful I'll have some things to share soon. For the time being, just hanging out in my space and continuing to make art that makes me happy to make and happy to look at is success for me. Having you guys here to share it is a huge bonus!
And now the giveaway! To help me keep my word and my goals in mind every day for the year, I bought this beautiful bracelet from Brandy Klaers at Bound With the Word:
You can get entries for the random drawing in the following ways (Please make sure I can contact you. I'll give you a shout out here and on my Facebook page, so if you aren't a liker there, please give it a click, too. I've had some people miss out on giveaways they won because I couldn't reach them.) :
1. If you leave a comment here on the blog telling me what your word for the year is, you get one entry.
2. Share my blog post with your friends on Facebook and leave another comment saying you did that and you get another entry.
3. Follow me on Instagram (LeissnerArt) and help keep me accountable to #shereadstruth. Leave a comment here letting me know you followed and that'll also be an entry. :)
That's it. Easy peasy. I'll use a randomizer to select the winning comment on Saturday, January 12, and will announce the winner sometime that evening. Oh! I can't wait to see what inspiring words you've chosen! I really do love wearing my bracelet, I'm so happy to share Brandy's art with one of you.
Thank you, friends, for hanging with me on the blog. You are blessings to me.
May the good Lord bless you this year with whatever your heart desires, in His name.
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