Hey there, this is Ali Edwards for Big Picture Classes and I wanted to take a couple of minutes today to invite you to join me for my One Little Word class in 2013.

This will be the third year of working towards making our words visible in our lives over the course of 12 months. This year I am going to be presenting some new prompts. The majority of the prompts will be new. The way this class it set up is that each month you receive a little reminder to come to the classroom and in the classroom there will be some sort of a creative or writing prompt for you that will help you focus on your word, help you develop a relationship with your word, and help you kind of immerse yourself in your word for whatever your desired outcome is. For most people it is that they are wanting to invite something into their lives, they are wanting to make a change, they are wanting to do something different, they are wanting to celebrate, they are wanting to let go. There are lots and lots of different reasons why people choose their words. So each month a new prompt for you, and like I said, this year a majority of the prompts will be new and redone, kind of a new look for the handouts. There may be a couple of the prompts that will reappear if you have taken the class either of the last two years where we did the same ones both years. There are a few in there that I think are effective and powerful and that I would like to continue repeating in my own album.

I am going to be using an 8 1/2" x 11" We R Memory Keepers album and I am actually just continuing to include my 2013 prompts and word reflections in the same album that I've used in the past. I'm not going to be doing any smaller sized page protectors this year just because it becomes more complicated. We may cut down some larger sized 8 1/2" x 11" to accommodate some smaller projects and potentially use Washi tape or stitching to finish off the edges of those pages. That is kind of "to be determined" over the course of the year. The main idea of this class is simply to give you a community of people that are all participating and journeying with a single word that they choose for the year. Like I said, people choose words for so many different reasons and I've been doing this for quite a few years now and I've had a different word each year and each year I've had a completely different experience with my word and definitely as a reflection of what is happening in my life and the things that are going on.

This year choosing a new word has been just as interesting as it has been in the past. One of the things that I have really found over the last years is by having these set prompts each month, these very focused activities, these ways to really make my word visible has made a major difference in just my relationship with the word. So you are invited. I would love to have you join me. The prompts will be kind of a combination as they have been in the past of photos and writing and some crafts or crafty related ones as well.

I really hope you can join me for One Little Word in 2013 and I will see you in the classroom.


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