Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's a New Year at Get Picky!

I can't believe it's already the second week of 2012, and I've completely neglected to post the current Get Picky challenge!
Get Picky's current inspiration is all about new beginnings...creating a layout inspired by a lovely, hopeful poem you can find HERE.

The lines in the poem that stood out to me were:
Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself,
And not be dependent on another's judgement of your accomplishments.  

Find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you.

I chose to create a layout about our family's yearly Solstice celebration...each year we light a candle, review our gratitudes of the past year & our hopes for the new one.  Then we go outside to welcome back the return of the sun, and sprinkle crumbs & birdseed for the woodland creatures (from the Winter Solstice episode of the cartoon Little Bear). :-)

Here's my sunshiny layout:

I incorporated both snow and sun by using a yellow palette, star pins, & snowflakes:

Hoping your January is turning out to be a happy one!


  1. THAT is so COOOOOL! Love it - especially what you did with the pins, that's so fun and fresh! :D

  2. What a great tradition! I enjoyed following your links to your other work,as well.