i am on the hunt for vintage game pieces and came across this set up at old green shutters antiques. i loved the idea of the miscellaneous pieces being displayed in such a playful way, after all, cupcakes and games do go hand in hand :)
i remember many hours of monopoly and to this day we play it and adjust the rules to make it a little more strategic. landlords that lend money and make you put up collateral, rent extended until you pass go, deals between people all written longhand and legally of course. isn't that what gaming is about, being inventive and using your imagination to unlock the what ifs in life. i often wonder what has become of my childhood friends and hope they look fondly at the hours we spent together stretching our minds with game playing. memories, we have them to treasure them don't you think? i know i appreciate mine each and every day. so grab your family and friends and make it game night once again!
deciding on just one word to represent the upcoming year has taken me on quite an exploration of pondering proportions. not only has every word i written down started with a "p" which is interesting enough. i also found myself really embracing its possibilities no matter where it took me showing production, promise and progress in my adventure as an artist. i want the journey to be purposeful, prosperous but also prideful for the new year so it can provide many growing years in my creative principles. so i give myself permission to persist no matter the obstacles.
persist - continue in a state or action in spite of obstacles or objections.
some thesaurus words for persist - be stubborn, endure, grind, hold on, insist, obtain, persevere, prevail, remain, repeat, strive.
so what does this image of a bucking cowboy have to do with me? do you know the belief, strength and endurance he has to have to stay on that horse for the allotted time frame? i do because as i head into the 17th year as an artist i am full of new ideas, new challenges but most of all the persistent attitude to hold on and meet each day with the permission to succeed.
my friend cindy shared this idea from the inspiring blog of quinn mcdonald at http://quinncreative.wordpress.com/2011/
please visit my fellow fly tribe members blogs as they celebrate their 2012 words.