creating happiness

creating happiness

Winter break is coming to end. We spent much of the weekend getting things back in order from an enjoyable and very busy holiday. But, we managed to get in a little creativity.

My youngest has been embracing the artist within her (a true pleasure to watch) and my oldest is taking a greater interested in creating something on the web. Namely, her own blog. I’m so excited (albeit a little nervous) as she creatively branches out. My awesome girl!

And how are you branching out this week? How are you creating your brand New Year? Share your best shots for the first Best Shot Monday of 2010.

  • Dawn
    Posted at 06:51h, 04 January Reply

    She’s quite the artist and how AWESOME is that blog!! 😉 Too cute~

    I have been busy with my new lens (woot!) and can’t wait to take it to the Botanical Gardens on Tues. I know I can say that here and not sound like a dork 🙂

    Here’s to New Beginning and (One Small Change)

    Happy New Year!

  • karen aldrin
    Posted at 08:16h, 04 January Reply

    I have found you from the one word project.This year I have set myself the challenge to learn about my new camera and improve my photography skills.I choose the word CAPTURE.One of my first attempts at using the camera is here.My friend only has out of focus phone shots of her Grandson,so I took along my camera to snap him as he woke up.

  • shelley
    Posted at 09:35h, 04 January Reply

    I found this affirmation for new years day… I give myself the gift of having fun. Life is meant to be enjoyed. My delight in living is contagious, and I uplift others when I have fun. This sounds like the perfect gift for this bright and shiny new year!

  • megan
    Posted at 12:55h, 04 January Reply

    love her painting — my favorite art hanging on our walls is stuff my kids have created.
    here’s my road to the new year.

  • Beryl
    Posted at 13:25h, 04 January Reply

    I am creating a year of peace, new beginnings, a new chapter. I could not wait to snap this photo symbolic of what i hope the year will bring.

  • MelodyA.
    Posted at 14:12h, 04 January Reply

    Love that you have to expressive girls. Hopefully I’ll be able to do more creating in the new year with this. Happy New Year!

  • Puna
    Posted at 15:24h, 04 January Reply

    I don’t have one best shot. I have the best shots from all my activiites over the course of three days…

    New Year Recap

  • IE Mommy
    Posted at 15:37h, 04 January Reply

    Very cute picture and her blog has a lot of spunk! love it! Check out how this week begins for the IE Mommy!

  • phyllis
    Posted at 18:07h, 04 January Reply

    negotiation is tricky, new year or not. here’s mine:

    funny enough, my 8yo started a blog this week too! his is to document the books he’s read. i’m not sure yet about making it public but i can’t think of why not….

  • Melissa G
    Posted at 18:47h, 04 January Reply

    Love the girls’ creativity. What fun to see that flourish.

    Here’s my best shot. Happy 2010!

  • killlashandra
    Posted at 19:08h, 04 January Reply

    The holidays are definitely the best time to create some happiness, especially as sometimes they feel more stressful than happy. I think that alot when the family comes to visit. My brother was with us this year and we created some happiness while visiting the Taos Pueblo.

  • Mariah
    Posted at 19:15h, 04 January Reply

    Isn’t amazing to watch them express themselves—whether it is art or blogging they have so much to share. My oldest daughter has been working on her own blog as well. Although it has not gone "public" yet, it is incredible to watch her develop such a strong sense of her own voice.

    Great work Mama!

  • dudeman
    Posted at 00:53h, 05 January Reply

    I just take Prozac.

  • Maggie
    Posted at 01:36h, 05 January Reply

    Looks like she is a fantastic artist, just like her mom! Winter break is over here too… 🙁

  • carrie
    Posted at 03:51h, 05 January Reply

    So not surprising that your girls are crazy talented…they totally take after their mom.
    I was doing a little looking in on this fine first Monday of 2010!
    Happy New Year!

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