My Word for 2013!

Wow! Time for a new word already. I love the idea of choosing one word to focus on and to reflect upon through the whole 2013. The idea is to let this word speak to me, to see where it leads me to.

 My word for 2012 was ‘Believe’… believe in myself, to believe in the journey I am meant to be on.  And there are so many beautiful words that whispered to me this year but the word that still speaks to me is ‘Believe’ only :). This word has given me so much strength last year, to keep my focus in make 2012 a special and transformational year for me. So, I am taking it with me to 2013.  I think , I cannot do without it 🙂
Are you considering selecting a word for yourself or already selected one ? Would love to hear from you.
“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not.”
 “A belief is not  an idea held by the is an idea that holds the mind.”


Another painting finished :).

This one took quite a long time though…maybe because it’s not my favorite color palette.Just wanted to play outside my comfort zone…I had added some collage elements in it too but they all got covered in layers. I am thinking of calling it ‘ Together ‘.

2012 in retrospect

2012 has been an intense but amazing year for me.

It started with with my resolve to take out more time for myself, a time to be Me, a time to be full-mode creative, now that my little girl has started going to school.  And  so I started painting again and rediscovering myself.

Before I had always worked with oils but I started to experiement with acrylics now. And it took some time to get used to the new working medium. Next I started my blog to share my creative journey with everyone. Though I was not very comfortable/fluent with putting my thoughts on paper, but i hope to get better with time. It was also the year I got familiar with the procedure of making prints from one’s artwork and opened my online shop. I cleared my long overdue two german language tests and concluding the year with my first exhibition :).

Indeed it was an intense year for me but  amazing too in every sense. It was meant to be just one small step but looking back I’ve accomplished so much in the last 12 months.

I am really grateful to all my friends and family for supporting me and to this universe for putting all these wonderful opportunities in my way and giving me the courage to face them.

I hope you all also had a good year. I haven’t yet decided on my Word for this year, which sets the tone for the year (You can see my word for 2012 here). What about you? Do you chose a word or make some resolutions? How do you set your intentions? Would love to hear from you.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2013

– Anshu

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”