Thursday, January 24, 2013

One Little Word - 2013

Oh my goodness it has taken me a long time to choose a word for 2013. I thought I would pass on choosing one this year. BUT, I started reading all the posts about your motivating words. Inspired! I just can't help it. You are all just so inspiring! The same thing happened last year too. :) I felt that since I had a word last year and the year before - why stop now. Right?

8 x 10 Mixed Media Canvas - Acrylic paint & various pens
The hard part was narrowing down my choices. Uggg! I can be super indecisive sometimes and this being the 24th of January is a prime example. Ha! I had  basically narrowed it down to embrace or able. Embrace seemed a little more romantic, and beautiful - but the word able would not leave me alone. I have read several blog posts about the words sometimes choosing you. I think mine found me. It just wouldn't go away. It kept popping into my head. 

A couple weeks ago, my family and I were driving up to the mountains to go snowboarding (I apparently need waaay more practice). Right along the snowy mountain, nestled back a bit in a glistening white field was a small, weathered shack with huge letters painted above the door - A B L E. Now, believe me the blogger and picture taking fool that I am wanted to jump out and take a  picture...but, we were with people in a little caravan and I didn't think we could. Lol. Needless to say it made me smile to see that word sitting there for me. :)

 Finally a couple of nights ago I committed to my word of 2013 - when I painted this in the middle of a sleepless night. 

You are able
 I am able
We are able do anything we put our minds to, even if I start with one step at a time.

Believe in yourself and know that you were wonderfully made...
just the way you are.

This is an Instagram from a couple days ago. If you are Insta-obsessed 
like me, come find me @sadieinspired!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13 




  1. I love how blatant the universe can be!! Wonderful word and artwork!! My word this year is focus...ABLE is excellent and probably the encouragement you need to feel complete confidence!! Love how you were patient in finding your word...mine popped into my mind after weeks of over thinking things. Enjoy....being Able!!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. love your word and how you expressed it on the the movement that you created with your words, popping over from South Africa via Studio JRU....

  3. Beautiful work! I love how you've captured your word.

  4. Lovely word you've chosen - my word for 2013 is SOAR! I love your artwork to go with it too :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  5. That's a great word for the year! That little weathered shack would have made a great photo, maybe another time.

  6. Ooooh... I love when words find you Jen... and it sound like that was exactly what happened with 'Able'... love your word and that you saw it on your trip... it definitely wanted to be apart of your 2013... your artwork is gorgeous... such pretty colors...

    Happy Weekend...
    Jenny ♥

  7. Good word, and it looks even better on a canvas! Girl you are talented!!

  8. so fun to see your wonderfully made art, and yes, i love instagram! your canvas is gorgeous; i love the color and it's a great word, too.

  9. Love love love this word & your painting!I can totally relate to wanting to take pictures in really random places!!! I feel you pain.:)

  10. What a great word for the year! It is so encouraging! I love the pretty, happy piece you created with it too! So happy you shared with us 'in the studio' this week. Love seeing what you are creating! :)

  11. Catching up on your blog. Loved the different stamping ideas, amazing! Also your blog on your word or phrase for the year. Inspiring and encouraging and one of my favorite verses!