Time for a Change
I hope everyone had a good Christmas – ours was pretty peaceful and relaxing which was rather nice, giving me lots of opportunity to reflect and make plans which I always like to do.
I don’t really go in for making new year’s resolutions, though some major de-cluttering will be on the agenda for this month, but I do find that at this time of year I naturally tend to take a step back and assess things. I’m an inveterate planner, and now both boys are at school I plan to use some of the extra time I have to finally make a few long overdue changes to Artful Adventures.
For instance, it’s the 1 st of the month, and there is no Mini-Masterpieces. I’ve been running it for a year now, and along with all the other changes I’m planning, it seems like a logical moment to move on and do something else. News of that to come in due course when I’ve found the software/plugin I need to allow me to do what I want, but in the meantime, suffice to say, that you will still have the opportunity to share your children’s artwork on Artful Adventures, since for me, that is a fundamental part of what this blog is about.
Although I began this blog ostensibly as a ‘business’ blog for Artful Kids, over time it has become much more than that for me. Because of that I want this blog to grow and change organically as my own creative life does, and not to artificially restrict it more than necessary. So, as my boys get older and become more self-reliant, and I have hopefully more time to work on my own projects, I have decided that I will share some of them here. So, yes, there will be some grown-up stuff occasionally, as well as that for children, and some which is suitable for both. Hopefully that will also make it a more interesting read for visitors who stop by.
I hope over the course of the next 12 months to make Artful Adventures a little more user friendly, and to provide more useful resources and features. I’m excited about the ideas I’ve got and the changes I hope to make, and hope that you my readers will approve of them too.
Here’s to a successful and happy 2012!