As we balance on the very edge of a new year, it's only natural to look back while we look forward. It's been mostly a year of quiet pleasures here (unless Little E is in the house, or there is a flute exam looming, or I feel the need for some big Morrissey sounds. Maybe not completely quiet, then). But 2010 has been a good one.
It has been the year I started pressing new buttons on my camera and designing for a team (thanks, Gotta Craft). And the year I took part in more online classes and made two of my all-time favourite layouts:
and this one
It has been the year I started Pass The Book (back soon. If you fancied the sound of Inner Excavation on Ali Edwards' blog yesterday, sit tight because I have it on order). And the year I rediscovered knitting, fancied a bit of felt..a lot of new things.
I really wanted to slow down on the classes in the coming year; and consider quality, not quantity. But thinking about one of my favourite blog features here this year - Christmas Club - made me realise how important to me telling the story really is. Here on my blog and in my albums. I missed out on Ali Edwards' Yesterday and Today the first time round; but now, with my PSE9 installed, I think it's simply meant to be. I've signed up and looking forward to connecting with a bunch of storytellers from all over the world. 2011 might become The Year Of The Story here at From High In The Sky. I'm sharpening my pencil and flipping open my notebook and waiting to see what's round the next corner..