All the best in the New Year!
Just wanted to wish you a blessed Holiday Season. This was one of my most productive years ever, and for that I’m truly grateful. This year has found me making friends with so many people, talented artists, poets and even chefs all over the world-it’s quite amazing really! I’ve learned so much about my craft, developed more skills and am grateful for the lessons (experiments, failings) I’ve learned along the way. Thank you for being part of the journey. Sometimes I feel as though I’m writing this blog for myself and perhaps I am! Not only is it a good way to keep track of where I’m going in my artistic endeavors – but also where I’ve been.
The Numbers for 2017…
At the close of each year I like to look at what I’ve accomplished. This year I created 50 pieces of art, 33 pieces were worthy of listing, the others, well, we’ll call them learning experiences. Technically I did not start painting till March of 2017 as I was in a blue-funk for the first portion of it. And in the latter part of November, I focused on my December solo show. December of course found me busy with holiday preparations and Meet and Greets at the solo show. So realistically it was 50 pieces of work in 8 months, my most prolific year so far. It has also been my best year ever for painting & print sales.
Where to go from here…
As the New Year is close at hand, I’ve been “feeling” which direction I feel compelled to go in. Part of me wants to explore paintings that involve the more spiritual side of life. Part of me wants to get back to my first love of painting abstract. Still other parts find me wanting to paint positive and happy themes. I’ve meditated on where to take my next steps. And though I’m not sure where it will find me, if I stay true to myself and not listen to the “should” or the “naysayer”, I will invariably be led to my next series or form of expression.
So as we approach the dawning of 2018, I’m wishing you a peaceful, healthy and prosperous New Year. I have no real resolutions in mind, since they invariably get broken after a while. My only goal is to stay positive and that means limiting the political news and highlighting the positive things that are happening all around me in my community.