If you go over to Julie Hedlund’s blog right now you will find… umm amazing talent, lol… blazing away. I laughed so much my hubby came to have a look and asked me who on earth was that…. “Julie” I said indignantly. Then I pointed to her profile pic at the top of her blog, “there she is…. “ he rolled his eyes, but stayed to watch till the end… lol. I loved it!
Oh gosh, there is so much to be grateful for our 12×12 group. I loved, most of all being involved or included in blog posts, and activities such as Perfect Picture Book Friday with Susanna, and guest posts such as Julie’s 12×12 guest, getting to know 10 year old Erik was one of my highlights. With so many from half way around the world, it’s amazing how we can be so close yet so far. Meeting new people on the Facebook page and visiting their blogs, or simply reading inspiring posts of interest or catching up with informative news and events, etc. Having Phyllis come visiting down-under was another highlight, thanks to 12×12, I was delighted to find I was included in her trip around the globe. My staff at work, were so happy for me, as they had heard about my writing group, and they were eager to get behind me to make it a visit Phyllis would not forget. (They thought I was crazy at first…lol.) Thank you Susanna, it will be something I will never forget. But most importantly is having all these drafts, which I know, I would never have done, if it weren’t for Julie’s encouragement and enthusiasm. I am grateful for having my critique group which would never have happened if it weren’t for 12×12. I aim in 2013 to make better use of this group and work hard to achieve my dream and make you proud, I have a lot work to do.
As I have mentioned in past posts, the amazing thing is finding people who were willing to help and guide me in my journey to reach my goal. Also in discovering 12x12ers are everywhere, even just a couple of streets away, literally from my door. I couldn’t believe it!
Well I might not quite have made my 12th Picture Book draft due to this busy time of year and with my Mum still in hospital, my mind has not been on it this past two weeks. Still my spirit is high, I have achieved much thanks to this wonderful group, so I am kicking back for an hour, slipping into something light and comfortable, around the BBQ on the deck, weather at 24degC is lovely, (not a cloud in the sky), with wine glass in hand I raise a cheer to Julie. She’s a creative genius, to come up with the idea; I am so looking forward to 2013. If there is anything I can do to help, I would be happy to.
All the Best everyone!