Friday, January 1, 2010

Year in Review 2009

My first "collection" I designed. (I just added the link & realized there's not much left!)

Snow in Charlottesville Va. Oh how I miss Charlottesville & the snow!

I love all the elements in this picture. I went through a Marie Antoinette inspiration phase. See below for the reason why.

Eeek! Stampington & Co published my cuff above in the special Marie publication. It was quite a thrill & honor for me. I still look at my copy with awe.

Check another one off the list. I went to my first art retreat & attended Art & Soul in Hampton VA. I took a class with the amazing Jane Wynn. I blow torched those trinkets above.
A summer in limbo. We're ready for our move, but the government wasn't ready to send us. We lived in VA & MD this month. The only constant - channeling some creative juju. This cute journal was made by Tara Anderson.
Still waiting to leave for Kuwait. I individually packed each of my jewelry pieces.

Finally on a jet plane. We crammed as much of Maryland in as we could. I love this state & hope to return one day.

Lots of new views. It took a bit of time to get settled but I'm glad to be here.

Got my craft goodies, have a couple of places to create in the house & finding my creative footing. What a great feeling.

By far, my favorite dress, but still unworn due to the alterations necessary. No worries, another ball coming up in the spring.

We did a couple of cool trips in December. The Desert, The Beach & The Grand Mosque.

I'm so blessed for the full life my family & I lead. Here's looking to a great 2010.
Happy New Year!


Jackie said...

OH! I can't wait to see you in your dress!

Bonnie said...

Hi Nerissa!
Have a great start to the new year too and a great 2010!! going on holiday for a week! said...

I can see why your collection doesn't have much left, its really pretty, I'm sure it went fast!

Happy New Year!


Cindy said...

It was fun to read your post. Seems like we just missed each other...I attended Art and Soul too and almost took Jane's class! I happen to live in northern VA so I'm familiar with some of the old places you left. You must be having an incredible experience so far away from home.
Happy New Year to you! :-)