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December: The Finale Poster

Look Into Your Heart and You will Find…

I can’t believe it – but it’s finally done. A whole YEAR of creative projects and blogging! It doesn’t feel at all like a year… in fact it flew by with all the fun I had with it! I was hoping to get this posted on the last day of LAST year – but you know, sometimes you just have to put working aside to enjoy some good memories with loved ones. That is really what life’s about, after all!

So, on this first fabulous day of 2012 I give you my final project from 2011… a poster design with the theme “looking inside”. It’s actually been really wonderful to start out my new year focusing on the idea of looking into the heart. The theme actually ended up carrying into our new year’s celebration last night, as we took a few moments to reflect on 2011. We shared things like our biggest disappointments, what we were most proud of, and what we were ready to let go of in the coming year. It was wonderful to take a moment to think about things like that, to share them openly with each other, and to listen. I was certainly most proud of this project.

The idea that is has helped to inspire even one single person to take on their own project in 2012 means more to me than anything really. I hope that if you are reading this – and are in a place in your life where you miss doing a lot of the things you used to do or have a list of new things you’ve been putting off for years – that maybe it helps encourage you to take hold of your creative spirit. Look into your heart… Get out there and do and be and live all the things that excite you and fill you with passion. We only live once, after all, so we might as well fill our days with the things that fill our hearts.¬† Goodnight Friends!


Where the HELL did December go?!?

Yup, I have four days to do this final project. Thanks to the holiday chaos and my new side project for sucking up all my time and passion! Not that I am complaining, certainly grateful for both. But the show over at 12 Months must still go on, even in the event that I might be just a teensy bit more excited about my side project right now and really kind of annoyed by my final project (yup, I am). I was hoping this final one would be a grand thing, a month of sitting and reflecting over the year with cocoa in hand and cats curled up next to me.

Well, obviously that doesn’t happen when you have lots of wonderful presents to buy and a home to decorate and parties to go to and oh yeah like 3 or 4 other side projects you are working on! Instead, that wonderfully should-have-been-reflective final month ends up flying right past you. *sigh* A little sad, but I will not let it get me down. I still plan to take some time very soon to write a novel of a post about all the groovy things I have gained from this year-long journey. But for now, I need to make a few last “Merry Christmas” phone calls, so I am going to leave you with some tidbits of inspiration for my final project! Here are some posters that are inspiring me right now… I’m exploring either an all-type poster or an iconic graphic poster.

By Jon Contino

By Justin Van Genderen

By Katie Daisy of The Wheatfield

By Jon Contino

By Spencer Charles

By Justin Van Genderen

By Justin Van Genderen

By Justin Van Genderen (yes, I’m a hard core Star Wars nerd. This is the most awesome poster ever)

I’m still unsure as to the direction this poster will go in – but for now I’ve narrowed it to these twodirections of type or iconic graphic. I’m going to hunt through some of my old poetry tomorrow night and see what I dig up. Back in high school/early college were definitely some difficult times in my life and I thought perhaps sharing some of the very honest poetry from back then might be a great way to tough on the theme of “Looking Inside”. Damn, I really am excited about this project and wish I wasn’t so rushed. Oh well – will just do the best with what time I’ve got left!



Announcing the Final Project of 2011!

I can’t believe it’s already here…. the final of my 12 monthly projects!

It’s pretty crazy to think that it’s already been a year, but really great to look back at all the many things I have done and learned this year. The theme for this month seems fitting for the last project of the year.. introspection and reflection I think will be a great focus. Still no idea whether I will create this poster on the computer or by hand – we shall see where things go!

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