Art Journaling at the Speed of Life

Hello Art Friends,
This is the latest newsletter, that I had a few issues with getting out. I’m reposting it on

my blog because a couple of people were having issues opening it via email and some may

have thought it was accidentally double posted when they received two newsletters in one

day. I don’t spam with my newsletters, they arrive about once per quarter and if you are

interested in signing up there is a link in the sidebar.

Well do to an unfortunate mishap you just received the Fall newsletter that was saved as
a draft instead of the new one that I worked all morning on! (Insert frustration here) I’m
so sorry for that!

Now to begin the first newsletter of 2013…again.

We have all welcomed the arrival of 2013 in a variety of ways. I see many people choosing
a word to guide them in the new year, others making resolutions and still others writing
down their goals.

I welcome the New Year by re-visiting the goals from the past year and then setting goals
for the new one all in the safety of my art journal.

As I look over the goals of last year I’m encouraged to see most of them come to fruition!
I also see those that did not, and I can re-evaluate whether they make this years list or it’s
time to let themgo. I also leave room when I start these journal pages so I can add to them
as the year goes along.

One of my goals for last year was to explore the possibility of doing a column for a magazine.
While finishing up my next book (due out Fall of 2013!!) I kept thinking about where I
wanted to go with the writing aspect of my career. I never set out to be a ‘writer’, that came
along as a by-product of my art, but I’ve found that I love it as well and really wanted to go
a bit further with it than articles and books. I want to reach out in a way that is real and
consistent- with information that will both inspire and encourage others on their own
art journey, and art journaling is honestly the single most helpful tool we can embrace
as artists.

I’m beyond thrilled to announce that my column, Art Journaling at the Speed of Life,
will debut in the April issue of Somerset Art Journaling!!!

This is something I’ve dreamed about, written down as a goal, and laid a path of hard work
to achieve. For most of us, things don’t just get handed over on a silver platter, we have to
plan for them and work towards them. If you ask you ask any artist who has achieved
something how they did it, I guarantee  that ‘a lot of hard work’ will be part of their answer.
It’s a journey, the successes we have are stepping stones on the path to something more.
You won’t ‘get there’ by just dreamingand wishing, it takes a bit of guts to put yourself
‘out there’ and hard work to establish the means to make dreams a reality.

So I hope you’ll join me and begin your journey into 2013 with some time spent dreaming,
planning and setting your goals for this year. Write them down, revisit them often, revise
them as necessary, and work towards them with diligence.

2013 is just waiting to be written on by you!

PS. I’m sorry that the text is a bit wonky in this post, it doesn’t show up that way when I go

to edit it, so the cut and paste is as it is;-)

15 responses

  1. Hello Pam, I love your work. I ordered your dvds and loved them! I was so inspired by them that I also ordered the dvd about faces. I have not received it and it has been a while. Can you give me an update.Thank You, Letty Nava

    Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2013 17:39:40 +0000 To:

    • Hi Letty,
      As stated on the order info they are do out between the 25th and 30th and it looks to be right on target:-) I am just waiting for them to arrive here, which I’m hoping is tomorrow or the day after and I’ll ship them immediately after that. I’ll make a blog announcement when they ship so everyone will know:-)

  2. Hi Pam,
    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!
    Pam, my face is red with shame because after I won one of your stamps, I still haven’t made anything with it. 🙁 Last year was a roller coaster of events so please forgive me. I promise that soon I will make something with it and post it to my blog giving you credit for the wonderful stamp and I will send people over to view your blog. 🙂 Congratulations on your column!

    Hugs and lots of blessings for the new Year!

  3. Wonderful! I’m so very pleased for you, that your work is being recognized–and that you continue, modeling for others as you journey. Peace and continued good things for you in creativity and in life.

    Diane Solis

  4. I’ so pleased for you that you are going to have a regular column in my favourite magazine Art Journaling..You have been an inspiration to me through some dark days. And now in 2013 I am going forward positively with you as my mentor . Congratulations !

  5. Hi Pam,
    Wonky or not, the words are filled with inspiration, guideance, and news. I am so happy for your new column. I just picked up a current magazine in my local scrap store and was planning on subscribing – now I am excited to be subscribing. See you in Irvine in May! Lorna

  6. How marvelous that you’ll be writing a column for Art Journaling! I’m so looking forward to its debut! I keep a list of annual goals on my computer and at year’s end I go over not only the year that’s closing but past years as well. It’s amazing the number of ideas I’ve jotted down and either forgotten about or didn’t carry over for one reason or another that are now alot more doable than they were several years ago. This year I’m putting them in my art journal! Thanks so much, Pam. Your blogs posts & newsletters are always an inspiration no matter how they arrive!

  7. Thank you Pam,now to get my materials and committ myself to work on my gifts! We are so blessed to express ourselves with art and insred words with that art! Blessings to you 2013,and  always.Fondly Cherie

  8. I have truly loved using yur book as a guide to help me with the journey I am on, and I congratulate you at being an author as well. I sincerely look forward to getting my copy & reading your column. What a way to start off 2013!!!

All comments are read and greatly appreciated!

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