I am writing this tonight so that I can cover all the various time zones as we all ring in the new year!
Well what a year it has been! I hope that everyone had some good in 2013, and if not, then here is to a better time in 2014.
I sit back and wonder where the year has gone to be honest. It seems to have whizzed by, even if some days did seem to drag.
For me it has been a fairly good year art wise. Maybe not so much in $ terms, but definitely in expanding, learning and connecting with others (mostly outside of Facebook these days.)
I don’t have any new year resolutions. I’ve been working on where I want to head in 2014 for the last few months, and now it’s all about getting it done and seeing where it leads me. I really want to get back into painting on canvas as well as keeping up with the digital painting. Sometimes I just feel the need to get ‘messy’ – maybe it’s an artist thing?
I am also being drawn back to my other passion, if you will, and that is the ‘energy/vibration’ thing. I’ve dusted off my numerology notes and started typing them up so that I don’t need to keep fiddling with bits of paper all over the place. I’ve revisited some books I’d like to get and will see what I can find at a reasonable price – the world of E-bay and Amazon can give you quite an insight to what people think a used book is worth, let alone the postage!
I’ve also connected up with others who share my passion for wildlife and trying to get people to realise that these beautiful animals are not here for our entertainment or to be abused or killed in the name of sport. That is something I’ve always been passionate about and am finally finding my place and voice. And please, don’t think that I don’t care about the ‘meat we eat’. I am just as passionate about that too. If we are going to eat meat, we should care about how these animals are treated, and yes, factory farming is a major concern. There is a big difference between ‘real farmers’ who care about their animals and the big corporate entities that only care about profits and hide the actual treatment of their animals from public view. There is also the issue of slaughterhouses. In all things there are those that respect what they do, and then, in my view, there are the psychopaths! Anyway… that’s a whole blog post of it’s own.
So as 2013 will soon be the past, and we look to the future, I just want to say a couple of things.
Firstly, I do sincerely hope that the coming year brings you some, if not all that you wish for. Good health, family, friends, love, success, financial stability and a chance to do something you love. So many people have been, and still are, going through traumatic, sad and desperate times. I am sure we’ve all been there at some stage, and I can say from experience that it can, and often will, get better. It just may not be exactly as you expected. Just embrace the changes, no matter how small they seem.
Most of all though, I would like to thank everyone who has ever read my art blog, visited my website, checked out my online stores or simply just commented on my art work. I appreciate every one of you.
For those I have worked with, I thank you for the opportunity – it has been a blast and I do hope we can work together again in the future. I always get a thrill to think that something I did made somebody happy.
I think 2014 is going to be a good year, but a lot of hard work for some of us. A good year to hunker down and build on what we’ve been doing and just keep doing it, despite what anyone else may say. Be true to YOU, that’s all that matters. Take some time out, grab a book, turn off the TV, go for a walk in the mountains, delve deeper into the things you love, shut the world out once in a while!
Happy New Year………