Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A new year steps in...
The march of time is inevitable, of course, but at no time am I more aware of that than at the beginning of a new year. I can scroll through my past year's blog posts for a reminder if I need one. Watching bins finds being brought home and then used, watching pieces being created bit by bit, seeing the list of shows participated in, seeing building projects evolve and gardens grow, then die and be put to bed for winter.
This year will see my oldest granddaughter Abbie, who will soon be 18, graduate from high school then move away to college. It's going to be a toughie for her mom...and for me as I had her with me part of nearly every day during at least the first 10 or 12 years of her life. Grandson Jake will be 12 and is already thinking he'll ask a girl to the middle school's semi-formal dance (whoa, how did that happen so quickly!). And then Gigi (Geneva) is still a toddler, learning words, figuring out her world, tasting it all, learning about gravity and all the other great laws of life while we watch entranced.
Looking back at my goals for last year, I had hoped to sell more art (which I did....21 pieces in all which I consider to be a lot since my art only appeals to certain people)...and to get into Local 14, a large women-only Portland show (which I did). I'm sure there were more goals in there, like solving all the world's problems, doing away with corruption in government and business, ending war, figuring how to feed all the world's starving and hungry people, curing cancer and a hundred other diseases and more...but I didn't get it all accomplished. Worthy goals to move on to 2012.
After a few more days' break, I'll be fully back into the studio to make new work for the new year as the time to submit to new shows is just around the corner.
We are blessed to be warm, safe, sheltered and well fed, and know that such should be the case for everyone. Our wish for this year. Love to all of you....