Happy, Happy New Year Everyone!
I know, I know, I'm about a week and a half late but that's how my life seems to be going these days. In fact, before I go any farther, I have to say a HUGE congratulations to my amazing, beautiful daughter Rachel who graduated from The Ohio State University in December!
She is such a smartie, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Plant Cell Biology with a minor in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. I can barely say it! Now we're keeping our fingers crossed that she can find a grown-up job and maybe even one that will pay for her to get her Masters.
Now back to the Happy New Year! Do you have any goals or aspirations for the New Year? When I reflect back on the two words I chose for last year "DO" and "Believe", I have to admit, I did not do a very good job of following through. In fact, on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give myself a 3 for "DO" and about a 5 for "Believe"!
I think the most positive step I took towards believing in MY art, was that I started attending a Bible Study group at Church, just for artists. It has been the most amazing experience and I can't wait for it to resume after the Holiday break! We are reading a book titled "The Creative Call" and it is filled with lots of hands on exercises.
It is such a valuable experience to share with other artists, your fears, your hopes, disappointments and receive words of encouragement each week and most importantly, to reaffirm that God wants you to use your talents and to share in his creation!
So.... my goals for this year are to have Faith, that God has a plan for my art and to free myself from self doubt and distractions. Gee, I guess my two words from last year, "DO" and "Beleive" work for this year too!
So Happy Belated New Year everyone! Please enjoy these vintage New Years Images and let me know what your plans are for the New Year!
I'll be linking this to:
Alphabe Thursday and the Letter H for Happy at Jenny Matlocks
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady