New Year’s Resolution kept by what percent of the population?

Couple in inner city park $5 fridge magnet

Couple in inner city park $5 fridge magnet

According to Ross Freake in today’s Courier, only 28% of people keep their new year’s resolutions. My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to be more mindful of my use of time.

$5 mdf fridge magnet, tropical flowers

$5 mdf fridge magnet, tropical flowers

Old patterns are easy. Like trenches down a hill side, the water of time runs in those dug out places that practice has created. Did it work? Is it the best use of my time? Is it moving me toward my goals? These are questions I have looked at all morning.

magnet collection on cookie sheet, each for sale by artist

magnet collection on cookie sheet, each for sale by artist

My body wants to leap up and begin to do that which the mind has trained it to do, but I resisted and sat for hours this morning drawing up a calendar. Most of the morning passed in examining last year and looking toward next year. What is it I want? What can I do to move toward that which I want?

Cheerful flowers with jewels, $10

Cheerful flowers with jewels, $10

Calendar. Blocking out time. Watching the mind as it pulls like a four year old on one’s hands to become engaged in ceaseless and senseless activity.

Promoting my classes is a priority and allowing others to view my work for sale is right up there as well.

So:

Jan 10th, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

A Gift of Yourself: Creating a Chapbook

Make a stunning hand made book of images, pictures, poems

Adult and Teen, $50

$5 comic fridge magnet

$5 comic fridge magnet

Jan 17th, Saturday 10  to 2 pm

Making Scrapbook Cards

Ages 11-16, $50

$5, mdf magnet StarFire

$5, mdf magnet StarFire

Jan 24, 10-1pm

Poetry for the Fun of It

Explore your creative side in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere

Ages 14-17

Pink nude standing, heart jewel earrings

Pink nude standing, heart jewel earrings

Jan 26 – March 9 Term Class

The Craft of Creative Writing

Explore Blog writing, creative non-fiction, creative fiction

with support and guidance.

UBC Continuing Studies

http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/continuing studies

250-807-8177

hand painted nude magnet $5

hand painted nude magnet $5

Jan 31, 10-2 pm

Writing Colorful Poetry

Use your love of color to inspire beautiful poetry

Adults and teens, $50

$10 hand painted fridge magnet, blue waves

$10 hand painted fridge magnet, blue waves

Classes offered through Vernon Community Arts Centre

Making Scrapbook cards or Chapbooks for Young People
Category: Literary Arts
Season: Fall
Age Group: Youth   for this class
Description:
(Ages 14 to 17)
Saturday, November 1st, 10 am-l pm.
Members: $20 Non-members:$30 Mat Fee: $15
The class will be an exploration of how to combine scrapbooking with writing to create art cards or small chapbooks that can be taken home. Come with an idea of who you want to receive a gift and make them a spectacular present of yourself. Sticky, exploratory fun with papers, punches, ribbons and WORDS.

A Gift of Yourself: Creating a Chapbook as a Heritage Item
Category: Literary Arts
Season: Fall
Age Group: Adult   for this class
Description:
(Adult and 16/17 year olds)
Saturday, December 6th/10 am -2 pm
Members:$30 Non-members: $40 Mat Fee: $15
This class will lead the students to create a chapbook or small handmade book that is a treasure to give. Bring photographs that you want to give to others or your life, your hobbies, what you value. The group will create a handmade, small book of images and either poems or commentary that can be a keepsake for years to come. This is a true gift, not a commercialized common present. Cherie Hanson has taught writing, poetry and scrapbook.