Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010 - My Word

I've been familiar with the practice of choosing a word to live by each year, but this is the first year I have decided to go for it. I had actually been thinking a lot about what changes I wanted to make and what goals I had for 2010, and the word I chose was born from those thoughts - balance. As I figure out how to be a stay-at-home-mom, settle into a new life in a new place, run my Etsy shop, explore my hobbies, and serve in my church, I hope to find a balance in my life that brings happiness and fulfillment. I was going to make an altered canvas of my word (and I still might, given the time), but when I saw the new Sketchy Thursdays sketch, I knew it was the perfect format to celebrate my choice. I also had fun using my new profile image as the photo :).

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take:

Check out Sketchy Thursdays for all the details, a look at last week's favorite layouts, a spotlight of our new guest designer, and of course - the amazing prize and sponsor!

Have a wonderful Thursday! Tessa


  1. This is just a gorgeous layout! I love your word choice. It is just perfect!

  2. Balance - I definitely need to find that in my life! Great layout. Love the colors together. I can't wait to work on the new sketch and am so excited to have found that website! I'm recently addicted to sketches! Thank you for the nice comment on my blog!! :o) Have a great day!

  3. Awesome layout! And I love the word "balance". At first the sketch didn't speak to me, but after seeing your layout I am inspired!


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