Happy New Year Everyone! This month my blog will be 11 years old! I almost can’t believe it and am hoping I will be motivated to post more this year than I have in the past few. I believe I posted a total of ONE time last year, so exceeding that goal should not be hard.

Since last March, our lives have been mostly simple and quiet and, by default, pretty routine. With all the cooking I’ve been doing, all the photos I’ve been taking, and my constant search for creative projects, it should be easy for me to find content to share – I hope.

At the beginning of this month, I was motivated to do a project created by Kim Klassen in her creative Inner Circle Group to make my own unique 2021 Calendar. I admit, this past year, I’ve been mostly taking photos with my iPhone giving my Nikon quite the rest (unless I want to use my ultra zoom lense for a shot). Since my phone is almost always with me, that has worked out quite well for taking photos at any moment. I’ve been moved towards taking shots showing the beauty and textures in nature. I’m also working on playing with f-stops and light. I decided to create my first calendar with black and white photos. Here are some examples of photos I used for my 2021 calendar:

New Year – 2021 Calendar Inspiration Photos

These photos bring about a sense of calm to me. And if this is not the year for remaining calm, then I don’t know when that would be. If you’re looking for a positive, uplifting group of creative people, who also love all things techie, the Kim Klassen Inner Circle Group would be a great one to check out.

Other Creative Projects

Video Making

We’ve been doing a bit of video creation around here the past few months. Working with Jimi/Pops (my husband), we’ve put together YouTube videos of his (and our) e-mountain bike rides. He has become quite the director which leaves me to do the techie parts that I like best. Here’s an example of one of our recent videos:

Riding in Moab, Utah on the Slick Rock Trail

Fun Painting Projects

I’m still always looking for a reason to paint something. Here is a recent creation I came up with to “spruce up” one of our plain wooden coasters.

I have 3 more blank coasters to add designs to and am thinking more farm animals may be needed.

That’s my quick New Year update and hopefully the beginning of a year of more posting. Sending out lots of love, peace and hope to everyone for a safe, healthy and happy 2021.