Happy Holidays and the Best in the New Year!

Happy Holidays

All the best in the New Year!

 

Ziggy wishes everyone a happy holiday season!

 

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.

 

Frohe Wehnachten! Wiener Schnitzel~

 

A little bubbly on Winter Solstice! We “keep the light” by burning candles from sunset, through the night, until the sun rises. This year we also lit a candle in memory of my Mom.

 

Wiener Schnitzel mit Kartoffelsalat

 

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.

Stay blessed!

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Let’s try this again (last comment attempt didn’t post). You are an amazing artist and I’ve enjoyed your journey this year. Wishing you the best for 2018. Happy Holidays!

    1. Hi Chandra, that was a sweet thing to say, thank you. Wishing you and yours a beautiful year ahead! PS, not sure why the issue with commenting, had hoped it was fixed finally. Oh well, hope it was just a glitch. Thanks for persisting and leaving your comment – you rock!❤

  2. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you and a very happy, healthy & prosperous one to you too Inese!

  3. Looking forward to what you decide to do. As you know, I have tried so many things since I first started and still don’t have just one thing that I love, because I love it all, although I do find pastels and watercolors a huge challenge! 😉 Have a great new year and see you in 2018!

    1. Arlene we are similar, in that we try lots of new things! I’m always excited to see what you come up with next (and you do a lot of cool things)! Have a festive New Year!

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