Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year!

The start of a new year always brings such expectations and great hope. Silly really, it is just another day. The time frame is a human creation and yet there's a feeling of real cleansing at the end of a year and the start of a new one. It feels great! Plans are made for the coming year and there's reflections of the old year to see what improvements and changes can be made. It really feels like "out with the old and in with the new". Upon reflection I'm quite happy with the growth and inroads I've made within my art practice. I know I've worked hard to develop my skills. I've also worked hard to do regular exercise and to eat healthy and nourishing food. Ok I've strayed off the path sometimes but I always found my way back. I'm not one to make new year's resolutions but I do set goals for myself. This year my goals are to get my artwork out there more (some fears to face there) and to be less critical of others and of myself as well (phew, that's a hard one that will need lots of work).
I actually did some artwork yesterday. Couldn't see the year out without a little dabble. Bob and I didn't go out. We watched the fireworks in Sydney Harbour on tv with Zoe. She managed to stay awake and see in the new year. Today is some much needed grandma/granddaughter time and maybe if I'm lucky I will get a little art time in as well.


april said...

sounds good, Uta. ditto here. I love this little quote: "And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been." Now I'm not sure who said it, but it was on a Mary Engelbreit calendar one year. A perfect little thought. Think I put it on my blog last new year's day.

Laura said...

You have made some great strides and I'm so happy for you and honored that I was able to tag along. You Go Girl!!!

Doris said...

I'm setting my goals to act upon last years goals and finish 2007 projects and Oh, to not be so hard on myself!

butterfly woman said...

Glad to have met you through this last year or so. Hope for continued creative joys this year as well. Thank you for your support, your words mean alot to me, your example has been a pleasure to see. I plan on linking your site and several other artist friends to my blog.