Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

January 11, 2012

52 Creative Lifts | A New Approach To My Newsletter

Just a quick note to let you know that I re-launched my weekly newsletter last week with a specific theme for the year: 52 Creative Lifts. If you aren’t a subscriber yet you can read the first issue here and subscribe for free to receive future issues here.

Comments

  • 1.
    dawn said…

    I loved the first newsletter and am excited about the ideas on them and can’t wait to get the rest. Thanks so much Ali for always bringing fresh and inspiring ideas to us.

  • 2.
    Lana Wells said…

    Great-I could use a lift!

  • 3.
    Lisa W. said…

    I too LOVED the first newsletter. Thank you very much and looking forward to may more:)!!!

  • 4.
    kdanielson said…

    You are a blessing, so gratful for your inspiration!

  • 5.
    jamie said…

    It is so great you are doing a newsletter again.
    Thank you.
    ~jamie

  • 6.
    anya said…

    This was fantastic, thank you! Excited about a newsletter from you, these creative prompts will most definitely be helpful to me.

  • 7.
    Suzie Perrie said…

    I really enjoyed the first letter and look forward to what you have for us in the future.

  • 8.
    NatalieSpring said…

    Wow! This was really fantastic. As a creative professional, I really needed the reminder to have discipline and to shake up my routine, and exercise. This was such a great collection of ideas and inspiration. I’m sure I’ll be coming back to this many times. Thanks for putting this together.

  • 9.
    J Allen said…

    I love, love, love this! Thank you so much, I look forward to the complete years worth inspiration! Again, I say thank you! Can you tell, I’m pretty happy about your new newsletter!!!!!

  • 10.
    patty said…

    ALI R*O*C*K*S!!!

  • 11.
    Cathy said…

    Just in time – I need some creative inspiration! Thanks, Ali!!!

  • 12.
    Heidi said…

    so love that you are doing a newsletter again and love the topic. UP INDEED. THIS IS YOUR YEAR ALI :) :) (oh, and mine! ha) Heidi

  • 13.
    Juliette said…

    Your first newsletter prompted me to buy new art supplies I’ve never used before. Trying to stretch myself. Thanks for the constant inspiration!

  • 14.
    Tracey A. in NH said…

    Your first newsletter was awesome! I can’t wait to get home to create…thanks for the inspiration!

  • 15.
    Frances said…

    I loved getting this newsletter–it came just when I needed it. Really looking forward to the next one!

  • 16.
    Tania Shaw said…

    Thanks for this Ali! I love the newsletter. Now that my kids are older and involved in activities, I find they love the games and shows, but are always complaining when it’s time for practice. I’ve been struggling with how to get them to be more enthusiastic about it, and when I read your article is struck me that I’m terrible about practicing! I don’t practice good exercise/health habits or good creative habits, and my kids are just modeling my own behavior. What an epiphany! I never chose my One Word for this year, nor did I jump into the Project Life frenzy, and I didn’t make any specific goals or resolutions, nothing was speaking to me. But I guess better late than never, this year, for my kids, I’m going to practice more. Hopefully, they will too. Can’t thank you enough for leading me to my aha! for 2012.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Oh that is awesome – thank you for sharing it here :) .

  • 17.
    lee said…

    It was very exciting to receive a newsletter in my email last week – what a pleasant surprise! Looking forward to the evolution of the newsletters as the year continues. =)

  • 18.
    Carrie O said…

    Love the news letter. So many great ideas, you gave me something to think about (I like that). Looking forward to the next news letter.

  • 19.
    Susan said…

    Love the newsletter Ali; it was exciting to receive it after a break and I’m looking forward to what you’ve got in store for us. Thanks for the fresh look; fresh creative ideas.

  • 20.
    Tinka said…

    I was thrilled to find the 1st new newsletter in my inbox!! Thanks so much for starting this up again.

    AND, I just paid my deposit and 1st month for the Ireland trip!!! Am beyond giddy with excitement!!! I just want to jump and sing and dance!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Awesome! It will be fun meeting you!

  • 21.
    Cynthia said…

    Your first newsletter was such an awesome surprise and so full of great stuff. I am totally excited about getting such a great weekly boost! Thank you!

  • 22.
    MelB said…

    Love it, I have just signed up to receive your newsletter. I just had a “light bulb” moment reading this. I am behind in last years PL, my aim is to get that up to date & stay on top of 2012′s PL. I am also going to start blogging properly and regularly from now on, maybe using PL as my launching pad to start with. Thanks for your inspiration.

  • 23.
    Nancy McM said…

    Read it last week and LOVED it! Looking forward to a creative year with you :)

  • 24.
    mel said…

    Love your newsletter Ali. I have to admit that I hate to practice. I’m the sort of girl who wants it all now with no effot but fortunately I know that never happens. Will endeavour to practice more. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 25.
    Robyn :) said…

    I really like this series you are doing.

  • 26.
    Becky P. said…

    Like I said before, I loved the first newsletter! It’s nice to get that bit of inspiration in my inbox –thanks! ;)

  • 27.
    Christine said…

    Wow! I started the same journal this year – and gave one to my mom. My grandma on my mom’s side kept 5 year journals which we have. I often wonder what will happen to my things like that – as I have two boys. I suppose that’s not something that should stop me from doing something like scrapbooks or creative projects.

  • 28.
    Brooke said…

    I really loved the newsletter and wanted to tell you so. Glad I can do that now.

  • 29.
    Marianne said…

    Thank you for the newsletter!

  • 30.
    Pearle said…

    Ali,
    You are one amazing woman. You give so much of yourself to your online followers, I know you have often inspired me and I don’t recall ever taking the time to thank you. So thank you. I wish you new opportunities and many blessings for the new year!

  • 31.

    I read the first issue and I love it. I wonder how you mange your time. It is very obvious how you keep yourself busy with your web site but I also find you a busy mom and wife. Thanks for the newsletter!

  • 32.
    scrappychick said…

    Thank you Ali for taking time each week to provide us with even MORE inspiration!

  • 33.
    JayEssJay said…

    My word this year is “create.” This will certainly inspire me!

  • 34.
    KSW said…

    This is very exciting, Ali. I am thrilled that you are doing this; I follow your blog but didn’t know about the newsletter. I am enjoying to read your written words; they are are nice complement to the artistic inspiration you provide in other ways. Thank you.

  • 35.
    Sue said…

    Like KSW above, I didn’t know about your newsletter. Maybe there should be a link or something permanent on your blog about it instead of just mentioning it in a daily post. I subscribed and forwarded it to a friend who also subscribed. Keep up the good work.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Thanks for that feedback – it’s actually listed over to the left under the “Get Connected” tab – currently it says “Join My Mailing List” – will be changing that to “Subscribe to my newsletter” to make it more clear :) .

  • 36.
    Wendy said…

    I have a question about the Hello 2012 template – do I need Silouette in order to download the templates and use them for Project Life?

  • 37.
    MaryEllen said…

    I really want to start a blog as my creative practice this year. Ali I know you are super busy, but any ideas on how to start one? I have absolutely no idea how to even begin the process. As always thanks so much for inspiration!

  • 38.
    Nicky from Canada said…

    Thinking this is a great thing Ali – looking forward to it!!

  • 39.
    Margaret said…

    I was so surprised when I received this in my inbox and even more surprised when I read it! The tone and content really spoke to me. A lot of disconnected ideas about projects, feelings and intentions became connected after reading your email. Thank you for having the vulnerability and courage to share your life with such heart. Thank you for providing me with a prompt to connect the dots on these aspects of my life. What seemed like a cute little creative project is evolving into so much more. I thought I needed to let you know, that you make a difference. May God Bless you and your family.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Thank you Margaret.

  • 40.
    Karen said…

    Thank you, Ali! You are so generous. I have a binder full of your newsletters from several years ago which I think have really helped me develop my ideas and scrapbooks. Looking forward to your upcoming newsletters!

  • 41.
    Juels said…

    I have always had the desire to develope my creative potential but never before have I felt so strongly that I can achieve my goals.

    Thank you so much for the tools & inspiration you provide! :)

  • 42.
    Jana said…

    Hi Ali – while looking at the first newsletter from your link in this post I have a simple request: Could you please make your font size larger? I dance & jog in place while reading email & blogs and increase the sizes of my computer pages with command + so I can see while standing. Your font is so small even increasing 4 times it’s still tiny, and by then the page is huge, so I need to scroll sideways to read. Ok, just went back to the online page & tested it again – the images increase in size but not the font, so maybe it’s an RSS page issue. Tried with the newsletter in my email box (the 2nd one arrived) & it does increase. Maybe this won’t be an issue…ha…. thanks!

  • 43.
    Lisa said…

    I’ve been Thinking a lot the last two weeks about Brene Brown’s work on vulnerability and authenticity, and am having trouble deciding between the two. My gut says to choose vulnerability, but I’m worried because the other words people choose seem more positive. In this case, Brene makes a great case that vulnerability is what opens us to joy, creativity and love. Does anyone have experience choosing a tough word?

  • 44.
    Renee S said…

    You inspire me to journal like no other. I have been turning to your books and blog for journaling ideas for years now. Without your prompts I’m the one who journals the simple, ‘Joe and Jake playing with legos. I’m so greatful for your wonderful insight in telling the stories of life. Thank you for inspiring me.

  • 45.
    Michele said…

    Thanks Ali….just what I needed to hear today.

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