Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2018, everyone! It’s a shiny new year and I’m excited to look life over with fresh eyes! So while I’m enjoying my day off, I’m also doing a bit of planning.

What are your thoughts on paper planners? I feel like technology (which can be awesome!) doesn’t always do the trick for me. I used to be a hardcore Franklin Covey girl, but then this crazy smart phone thing came along and it has a calendar built in! So each year I try to find the balance between the convenience of my phone & the effectiveness of paper.

For 2018, I have a fabulous monthly/daily calendar to help me stay on track, keep the big picture in mind, and figure out exactly how much time I have! It’s going to be great! The goal is to stay excited about it beyond the first few weeks in January! (I think I can, I think I can…)

Unsurprisingly, the year will kick off with some weaving! I have had this lovely project on my floor loom forever! (At least since before the holiday shows began… which feels like another lifetime ago!) I can’t wait to sit back down at the loom and finish it up! It’s going to be a series of full-sized hand towels. Yum!

I hope that wherever you are, your toes are warm and you’re looking forward to a fabulous new year!

p.s. I’ve decided to start including a song with each post! Music makes everything better! The song of the day is, “One Foot” by Walk the Moon! Happy New Year, friends!!

By |2018-01-01T15:58:32+00:00January 1st, 2018|Business of being an artist, From the studio|2 Comments

About the Author:

Chris Acton is the President, Chief Weaver, and Jack-of-all-Trades for Acton Creative, based in NW Indiana. When she isn't weaving away, you can find her absorbed in a book while slurping gallons of hot tea.


  1. Sherron Pampalone January 1, 2018 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year! I hope to be more creative, and I LOVE paper calendars! Technology and I have a war going on….

  2. LivingMyPortion January 6, 2018 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Happy New Year Chris. Hope all is well. I love reading reading your post and seeing your work. As for planners…l’m trying to figure that one out for myself this year. Right now all dates are my calendar on my phone and i have a notepad that has a to-do list on it. Last year i was all paper so I’m hopeful the combination will keep me from making two appointments on the same day, at the same time. . Take care!

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