I originally tried the post this on New Year’s Eve. It didn’t post properly, probably because I was trying to Opening champagne and count down from 10. Hope your year is going well so far.
I have been trying to decide what I wanted to write about for the last few weeks. I wanted to post at least one more set of words in 2018, but the time just kept ticking with nothing to show for it. I had a few ideas that were good starts, but never was focused enough to sit still long enough to add flesh to their bones. Since my last post, I have continued to work on new paintings for next year’s exhibitions. I took a look back at some old sketchbook pages and revisited some painting processes I haven’t used in a while. I was going to write about how this time of year is a perfect for reflection and somehow juxtapose it with my previously mentioned creative actions; I never got past that initial thought. I almost just wrote about how this year was full of compromise and various trials. And while that was true for my personal life, my creative life was quite fulfilling; there’s something interesting about that contrast.
As I sit here writing this, with only minutes to this year’s end, I think all I want to say is thank you. And Happy New Year. I feel relief now that I have posted one last time.* It turns out it wasn’t too late to get one more post posted.** I feel hopeful and excited about 2019. I miss my love, who is across the ocean, but I know she is warm, happy and full of yummy food. I get to see a another new year with my folks and fur babies. I hope all of you have a great new year. Thank you for supporting me and visiting my site this year. See you next year!