The glow of a new year and infinite possibilities…
“Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie, author.
First published in 2016, this quick sketch was completed in one of my many sketchbooks.
My favourite sketchbook even after almost 6 years of sketching and art work remains the Strathmore Visual Mixed Media Journal. What is your favourite sketchbook?
(Mixed media including watercolour, acrylics, pan pastels, in Strathmore Visual Mixed Media Journal.)
Beginnings hold the possibility of renewal in many forms.
Teachers know that each semester begins with the possibility of enthusiastic, energized, disciplined students, supportive parents, better preps, fewer administrative tasks. Of course, within a week, a teacher knows which way the wind is blowing for the remainder of the semester. A teacher has to re-evaluate her approach many times during a semester.
Similarly, there is nothing wrong with taking stock of resolutions more than once a year. Resolutions or goals I make for myself are reminders that as time goes forward, I must be a better, overall person.
Ultimately, when I take stock of my achievements, I ask the question: Am I happy with the road I have taken?
For smack dab in the middle of these monthly, or yearly assessments( or recriminations) is the knowledge that time waits for no one.
The glow of a new year and a new projects spur me on…
As the countdown begins on this last day of December 2019, I take stock of my accomplishments.
The new year holds the promise of more discoveries and continued progress in art.
Whatever your plans may be, I wish you all a healthy, joyous, and productive 2020.