Phew, 2016 was a busy learning expressive educational experimental growing asking-for-help finding-a-mentor entering-juried-shows joining-art-associations developing and managing this web page discovering Instagram posting on FB kinda year. It was Glorious!
I am grateful to the Jurors who felt my artwork worthy to be included in the shows they represented. And I am blown away that several of my paintings received awards during the last half of 2016. I am humbled and often overwhelmed with the praise/recognition.
I’m not sure what to do or where to begin in 2017. For some reason the year/the number 2017 is jarring to me. I keep thinking that y2k was seventeen years ago and that if the next seventeen years go by as fast as these past seventeen years I’m going to be really old really fast. The old part doesn’t bother me. It’s the fast part that throws me off balance. I want to figure out a way to slow things down. What if I do less? What if I slow my pace down? What if I rest more? What if I read more? What if I let go of the control and let whatever happens happens. Ummm, I like that!
2017! Bring it on! Let the odd year begin! Actually, I’m looking forward with curiosity and excitement and giddiness and good humor and teethclenchingness to the next 365 days. Let the merry-go-round begin!
A Sweet Healthy Happy New Year to all!!!!