2013: 12 Months in (about) 12 photos

It’s hard to believe how quickly 2013 seemed to fly by, putting together this little review is one of my favorite things to do at the end of a year to reflect back on all the things I’ve forgotten about, you can see last year’s post here: 2012, much of the photos from year’s 2011, 2010, and 2009 were deleted when I went through and removed thousands of photos from Flickr.
2013 was the year…
-I hosted 9 crafternoons!!
-a bunch of new kid robot plush came out
-there were Blythe meet-ups
-a couple of in-state road trips
-a cat party for my guy who turned 10
-my collaboration with Peter Alexander launched in Australia
-I had my first Yummy trading party in NY
-tried my hand at selling at a flea market booth (fail!)
-made some silly cat donuts
-Kurtis graduated, turned 18, and went off to college!!!!
-I curated my first art show The Little Golden Years
-had a Yummy signing in FL
-celebrated 10 years of blogging
-took a trip to Chicago with Thomas
-got 5 new tattoos
-sewed a bunch of stuff
-took a road trip to Salem MA & Maine
-Went to Blythecon in NYC
-celebrated 11 years of marriage
Besides all these gems it was also the year that I did terrible when it came to working out & eating right-damn the donuts!!! I found out there is a company ripping off a few of my designs and putting them in claw machines, and 2013 was the year that my grandfather passed away, and my uncle lost his battle with lung cancer. Despite the lows, this year has been mostly highs and I am so grateful for that.
In 2014 I’d like to make more, travel more, and try new things!
I also have a goal of reading 50 books this year, I’m almost finished book #1.

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12 Responses to 2013: 12 Months in (about) 12 photos

  1. J. Dawn says:

    Love this!

  2. Sarah Culbert says:

    First of all I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question which
    I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself
    and clear your mind prior to writing. I have had trouble clearing my
    mind in getting my ideas out there. I do take pleasure
    in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes
    are generally lost just trying to figure out how to begin.

  3. Richie says:

    I love these year in review type of posts, it is nice to sit back and reflect. keep on blogging.

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    Thanks Sarah, I go through times when I don’t feel like blogging at all, for sure. Some times just sitting down and setting it up as a schedule helps to keep me blogging, but I also don’t have a lot of writing in my posts. If you find it easier add more photos and don’t stress over the writing until you have something you really want to write about. I hope that helps somewhat!

  5. Why did you end up taking 1,000s of photos off Flickr? Getting stolen?

  6. Heidi Kenney says:

    Tiffany, no there was a bug in 2012 were any photos uploaded between April and December of 2012 were accessible to the general public between January 18th and February 7th, even if they were set to private. I had so many thousands of private photos on Flickr because I used it as a back up for all of my photos. After that though I moved everything to an external hard drive and just mass deleted photos off on my Flickr account. I hated that it removed a lot of my old blog content, but with so many photos to weed through there was just no other way to do it without taking months. I barely use Flickr at all anymore, which is a shame because I loved it-but I really don’t like their new photo lay out either. It makes my head hurt!

  7. Heidi Kenney says:

    Thanks J. Dawn it was fun to go through and pick out photos

  8. ivonne says:

    Wonderful as always! Really enjoy your blog and aesthetic Heidi! Happy New Year. Any plans to curate another show? The Golden Book show was awesome

  9. I love reading your blog!

  10. Heidi Kenney says:

    Thanks so much Ivonne, Happy New year to you!! No plans for any other shows yet, but I wouldn’t mind it if 2014 brought another one ;)