Monday, January 21, 2008

Inaugural Post & the "Year of Consistency"

Well, this is the inaugural post of my blog - yay! One of my 20 or so new years' resolutions done, and I must say that it feels rather nice to have knocked 1 (and only 1) off. So, the idea here is that this will encourage the bigger 2 of the resolutions to be achieved.

Putting a twist on a quote from that very average film Field of Dreams:
If you build it they will come~ and the things you want will come to you.

The first is that I will lose 19kg. On this blog I will name and shame myself into losing weight. Posting my loss (or not) every week I am hoping will spur me on to sticking with my Jenny Craig weightloss program. so to kick things off, this week is my current (lets's call it starting) weight for the purposes of this exercise:

(gulp it looks really big when I type it - and is foul for someone who is a mere 164cm)

The second resolution of import is that I will commit to art output this year, and not let work get in the way all the time. I found last year that the time I was committing to my art was so patchy that I was constantly restarting projects, and was completely ineffective. So 2008 marks the year of consistency for Liz.

To this end I have been quite prolific so far in 2008. I have committed to quite a lot of art projects and swaps, and have at the time of writing, completed everything due for March bar 1 (lonely single) ATC (Artist Trading Card).

This is a tryptich I finished off yesterday that I was rather pleased with. The theme is architecture. This is the tryptich closed. I LUURVE using rust paint, it is an absolute fave of mine:

And this is it open:

The arches from left to right say "plans", "window" and "balcony".

Thanks for taking the time!



Gretz said...

Welcome to blogging Liz - love the arches.

I have started on mr word of the year "CHANGE". I'm not game to put my weight up for all to see, and have been on a couple of walks last week, but this week just got too busy!

I have also started job hunting which is another task on my "change" theme ;-)

Lucy said...

Well Done Liz!!! Great start to 2008, am looking forward to reading more & following your weight loss, which is in my 'to do' list for 2008.
Regards lucy
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Kathy said...

Good on you Liz, you're a brave girl putting your weight up there for all to see. Congrates, you've made a great start on your New Year resolutions.

I love the arches!

The Stamping Queen said...

Welcome to "Blog World" Liz!
You have done a fantastic job and look forward to reading your future posts. Good luck with the weight loss too!
Barb C

nili said...

Great Blog Liz - I love the arches and am off to investigate rust paint!
I'll be checking in again soon.

Bellany said...

Lizbet, Your family loves you and I'm sure you will achieve all your dreams. We are right behind you. Your bloody good at art to. Love the oscar wilde quote - I used to walk past one of his on his statue in London near fleet street 'When you are tired of London, you are tired of life'.Much love, Bee.

Teresa said...

Yay Liz! Welcome to blogworld - I've bookmarked you, so I'll be visiting often. Good luck with all your dreams for this year....sounds like it's going to be a big one for many of us!

kelsey said...

Well done for being brave enough to step into the blog world and I too will be adding you to my blogarithm list to keep track of your successes in art and health!

NessH said...

Hi Liz

Welcome to the world of blogging..I am glad that I will have a forum to see some more of your amazing thanks..
also I congratulate you on the weight thing..everyone knows my weight story.I have posted it on my blog has taken my over 8 months..but I am now only 7kgs away from my hang in there and it is great to post your really does keep you going

Gail said...

Welcome to the world of blogging Liz, I love the arches and I also love the rusting.
Your very brave to post your weight, if only I had the same courage. I will, I will, loose weight in 08.

michelle said...

welcome to the world of blogging Liz, cant wait to check back.


Jen Crossley said...

HI Liz
Welcome to the world of blogging.Cant wait to visit again