Sunday, December 29, 2013

I love new beginnings...

...New years, new months, new canvases, new days.  I've even been accused of being a morning person!  Who doesn't LOVE a new morning?!  And, yes, I like Mondays. (I'm sure I'd feel differently if the studio wasn't just down the hall and the office attire wasn't pajamas...)

This week I am bubbling with excitement...It is almost the New Year! yippee!!  

Don't get me wrong, 2013 held some really GREAT things:
I started working with Bridging the Gap, a local non-profit in my city, and they have encouraged me to go forth with my own dream of starting an Art Group like Art From the Streets in Austin, TX, where the sister and I visited in June. 

Open Studio Time at AFTS

I also was able to study with Jeanne Bessette, affectionately nicknamed The Artist Whisperer, who helped me to trust my instincts and dream big dreams.

New art completed this year
'Tis a Fearful Thing'

and December gave us a new granddaughter!   

my oldest baby with his baby

But, dear 2013, you have been bittersweet for reasons that shall not be named and it is time for you to go. SHOO! (insert furious shoo-waving of hand here).

Let the New Year bring its fresh Hopes and Dreams, and Lists of Goals and Things-I-Hope-to-Accomplish-This-Year.  Let me gift you, New Year, with the 15 pounds 2013 so generously bestowed upon me. Let us tilt our heads back and laugh hysterically together as we look back on the worries of the past 12 months. 

You, 2014, are my new best friend!    

At midnight on Tuesday, I will lift my glass and nod in respect to 2013, and then I will TURN MY BACK and look forward to the New Year with the same excitement I feel when I have a lottery ticket in my hand and haven't looked at the winning numbers yet and my fantasies are running wild because at that moment I AM A WINNER AND THE FUTURE LOOKS FANTASTIC!!!! 

Happy New Year!
I hope there is magic waiting for us all

"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, 
a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of 
magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."
J. B. Priestly, English Clergyman, Chemist, and probably a Morning Person


art by Michael Perchard said...

Ola Kim!
Best New Year Ever!
Your Art Buddy From Massachusetts!

Kim said...

and Happy New Year to You, Michael! I hope it holds Magic!!

Laurel said...

Happy New Year Kim!!! I hope 2014 is good for you. Keep up your wonderful blogging : D

Kim said...

Thank you, Laurel! I hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you, too!!