2014: Here It Comes

Another year approaches its close. It’s been a good….no….a great year. I could go on about the changes I’ve made, mentally and physically, the moments of realization, the relief of having a job I enjoy, and the meeting of family I had only heard of (seriously, it was pretty amazing to meet cousins that I never knew and discover we have a lot more in common than not), but I’m not.

Seriously, trying not to ramble on this one: short and sweet.

Instead, I’d like to list a few thoughts on what I hope the new year has in store.

The List In No Particular Order:

Here’s hoping that friends – old and new – stay in contact. That I don’t get so bogged down in my own mind that I let friendships take the brunt of my time cuts.

I hope to be more open to the possibility of a happy future. I tend to get pessimistic or stressed when I get overwhelmed. I am going to be better about taking things day by day and not – I repeat, NOT – get too ahead of myself.

I want to work on my own artwork more often. I will make time to create my own voice in my work and find an audience.

I want to spend time with my family – especially those in my extended family that I rarely see due to distance and the exciting lives they live.

Finally, I will spend this year doing the best I can, accepting that sometimes that my best won’t be enough, and learning to be OK with being happy. I wish I could guarantee that there won’t be freak outs or moments when it all seems too much, but I can promise that I will try to take it all in stride.

Somehow, it tends to work out. I hope 2014 works out for us all.

Happy New Year, folks! I’m going to get ready to take my cousins to lunch.

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New Year, New Post, New Plans

Well, as you may know, Joseph Gordon-Levitt did not come sweep me off my feet.  It’s okay.  I’ll be fine…..someday….

Anyways, it’s a new year and with it the sense of renewed hope that this year won’t suck like the last – at least that’s what I have taken away from the facebook statuses I’ve read since Dec. 31st.  This evening I had every intention of keeping up my workout regimen, but instead I spent time with my cousin, had dinner with my family, said goodbye to my friend/broness Ramin, and sat with my cat Ralphie.  All worthwhile pursuits.  Did I mention the stargazing? No – add that to the list: stargazing. 

This is my attempt to keep up with the posting goal of at least once a week that I have set for myself.  Later this weekend I hope to show you the progress on my painting series and introduce the new figure that I plan on using in my Art.  

What’s that?  You want to know about other future postings?  Okay, here are some ideas I’m tossing about.

 – putting together the top 10 songs of the month that best represent the month I’ve had.

Movie reviews – I love movies and love talking about them. 

Free form writings – letting my other creative interests take over with some free style writing…watch out!!!

And, as always, Errant Easel ventures, artwork discussion, and general ramblings to let out the build up of feelings/emotions I have.

Thanks to all of you that have supported me and the Errant Easel ladies.  This blog is a blast and I can’t wait to see what we all bring to 2013.  Brad and Cryptotox’s adventures in digital art is pretty sweet (check them out!) and Dez is always awesome too.  Yeah, I may be biased, but they are my ladies so…..

Welcome to 2013, may you make it all you want it to be.

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And if you want to dress like Lady Loki flippin’ go for it!