One Little Word 2013 | Workshop Open For Registration

One Little Word, a 12-month prompt-based creative workshop, is now available for registration at Big Picture Classes.

Each month you'll receive an email and an invitation to visit the One Little Word classroom. Inside the classroom, you'll find a gentle reminder message, encouragement to refocus, and a simple creative or writing project to complete related to your word. At the end of the year you'll have an album that celebrates and honors your word—making it that much more concrete and visible in your life.

For 2013 I will be introducing new prompts, along with a few favorites from previous years. The emphasis will continue to be, as it has been in past years, on finding ways to make our words visible in our lives.

Here's a look at some of the prompts from the workshop in 2011 and 2012 - as you'll see it's been a combination of writing, photography and craft:

I'm happy to answer and questions that you might have here in the comments.

I'll be sharing my word for 2013 the week between Christmas and New Year's.

For more information on the One Little Word workshop or to register go here.

56 thoughts

  1. melanie

    2012-12-15 19:06:59 -0500

    I'm going to do this! :) I think I even know what my word is going to be.

  2. EmmaJohns

    2012-12-16 20:13:31 -0500

    Just signed up! Love your idea about picking a color.

  3. Shirsha

    2012-12-18 20:59:42 -0500

    Hi Ali, in the last six months, I have realised that I need to bring more focus into my life. I keep flitting from one thing to another without really committing completely and whole-heartedly. Amongst other things, I am planning on registering for this workshop to bring some focus and direction into my daily life. Divided page protectors are not available in my part of the world. I would love to do this in the physical form but I think the lack of supplies might push me to do this digitally. And mind you, I have never scrapbooked (traditional or digital) ever before. :) I am still thinking this over... would love to know if you think this can be completely adaptable for a digital version?

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    2012-12-20 08:29:21 -0500

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    2012-12-21 09:58:38 -0500

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  6. roni h

    2012-12-23 13:24:19 -0500

    I'm back...I am looking forward to 2013 with my one little word...thank you, ali, for your continuted inspiration and strength.

  7. Melinda

    2012-12-27 23:52:14 -0500

    Hi Ali! This is a great idea and I have an idea in my head for my word but was wondering if this is something that could easily be incorporated into a PL album rather than a whole album?

  8. Deborah

    2012-12-29 13:14:08 -0500

    Seeing what your word was for last year, I'm assuming you know that your name "Ali" is Aribic for "up" or "high"... Great word! Great movie! Wish I heard of your class sooner, would have loved to have seen all your ideas... So thankful for the timing of this NOW ... Perfect for this season of my life!

  9. Rosette

    2012-12-29 19:58:50 -0500

    My girlfriend and I just signed-up and purchased our stuff. We are both really excited to be starting this project and seeing where it will take us. Can't wait for our first prompt!

  10. Barbara

    2012-12-29 22:21:21 -0500

    I am not a scrapbooker. WIll this class still be appropriate for photos and writing, or are scrapbook skills neccesary?

  11. Jamie Lott

    2012-12-31 01:13:32 -0500

    Hi Ali,
    I signed up for OLW in 2012 and ended up falling away from the class (I had another baby, so I was distracted :)) I went back in big picture classes and looked under "My Classes" to see if the prompts were still there and they weren't :( I also went through my email archives and I have no emails in regards to OLW. I know it is late now, but can the 2012 classroom and printables still be accessed or is it too late??
    Also cannot wait to start 2013 and stick with it this year!!

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  19. kellie

    2013-05-06 21:35:48 -0400

    i am not sure if i am too late, but i would love to join in if i can. let me know.


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  21. Dianne

    2013-07-20 04:03:42 -0400

    Though I have been slow to start with this project and have not kept up with the monthly prompts and layouts, my word jumped out at me today. I was inspired, and I made it happen!

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