Wednesday, 1 January 2014

An Introduction to January

Welcome to a new month and a new year.  I hope your Christmas celebrations were all that you hoped they would be.

One Little Word
Do you pick a word for the year?  Have you chosen yours already? Or still struggling for your focus for the year?  I'm joing in with Ali Edwards One Little Word course for the year and you can see on my personal blog what I have chosen.

New Year's Revolution
Or how about taking part in a New Year's Revolution?  You can download a free practical kit to help you make 2014 the year you do something you love.  There's a Facebook group too.

A Documented Life Project
And here's an altered book project that looks really interesting.

So on to January.

Here we are in January and the new year of 2014.   You can find out about the bizarre days celebrated in January.  How about celebrationg Nothing Day?  I quite fancy celebrating Winnie the Pooh Day.

And possibly the best one Inspire your heart with Art Day on January 31st.

The Flower of the Month this month on 12 Months in View is the Snowdrop.

 A poem by Wordsworth
To a Snowdrop

Lone flower, hemmed in with snows and white as they
But hardier far, once more I see thee bend
Thy forehead, as if fearful to offend,
Like an unbidden guest. Though day by day,
Storms, sallying from the mountain-tops, waylay
The rising sun, and on the plains descend;
Yet art thou welcome, welcome as a friend
Whose zeal outruns his promise! Blue-eyed May
Shall soon behold this border thickly set
With bright jonquils, their odours lavishing
On the soft west-wind and his frolic peers;
Nor will I then thy modest grace forget,
Chaste Snowdrop, venturous harbinger of Spring,
And pensive monitor of fleeting years!

January Song

Here's your January checklist.

Art Challenge
Make a page inspired by the information or inspiration you have found here.  Don't forget to share it with us.