January seemed to come and go without even noticing and as we are stepped well and truly into February I have taken an opportunity to reflect how the first month and a half of 2015 has gone compared to how I imagined it.
Now I am not one for massively making resolutions, however, at the turn of the new year Steve and I really got into yoga and started a 30 day challenge set by Adriene on YouTube. Sadly, once I returned to work after the Christmas period, life got in the way and I only managed a couple of weeks. But I will return to it, because I would be crazy not to.
Whilst practising yoga on daily basis, I noticed an increased level of motivation to return to my art and craft (as an art teacher I am normally so worn out nurturing other people’s creativity, that I have nothing left for myself!). Yoga is beneficial for both mind and body and I think you have to maintain a regular practise to really feel the long term benefits because I could also feel changes happening on the inside. On several occasions I envisaged myself transforming and therefore I decided that 2015 would be the year of personal transformation. Yoga to transform the mind (and hopefully tone up the body) and a new lease of life when comes to creating my own work.
Despite easing off the yoga, which was definitely doing me good on so many levels. I have maintained enthusiasm to work on my own creative projects. For a long time, I thought that designing and making various bags was the one thing that I wanted to peruse and sell at craft stalls and online. This notion has drastically changed since buying a couple of books about making cloth OOAK dolls with some Christmas money I had.
I plan to blog about the process I have gone through so far. But I am addicted and have thoroughly enjoyed what I have created so far. Making these dolls has already got me thinking about how I can develop them into my own style using drawings I have created over the last couple of years.
So thank you yoga and here’s to the year of transformation!
I would love to hear about any transformations you have experienced.