Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A New Year

Summer has been pretty wonderful this year and today, New Years Eve, is sunny and mild.  In fact the sun is just going down here.  The birds are still chirping, but soon they will say their goodnight, the cool air will creep in and crickets will begin their song.  Mosquitos too, gotta love em!

I'm looking forward to the new year, whatever it may bring.  I have lots of irons in the fire and whatever emerges will be all good!

I hope you are open to whatever may come too!  Best wishes for a Happy New Year in 2014!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Family at Christmas

This Christmas is the first we will be spending as empty nesters, our youngest having just set out on his own.  We wish him well and will miss him immensely!

However, it makes our family get togethers all the sweeter when they happen.  Today we shared a Christmas brunch with my daughter and her partner.  Tomorrow, time with above mentioned son and on Boxing Day, a get together with my side of the family.

I hope you get to share Christmas with someone special too!

Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a safe & prosperous New Year!

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Looking Back

Tonight I pulled out my old art journals, sat down and browsed through them.  A good thing to do!  It was sometimes surprising, sometimes mundane and sometimes enlightening.  I get to know myself in these journals, both through writing and creating art.

These days, because of a few days a week of work, I have less time and energy to be able to lose myself in art journaling like I used to.  I miss it a lot!

It is good to off-load ordinary day to day living and peel away the layers, to find out what it is that you are really feeling passionate about and to discover the sweet spots in your art.

Still, I journal when I can.  Sometimes a little bit every now and then is better than nothing at all!