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I believe that art enriches and informs our lives everyday in many positive ways. Sharing those experiences, whether as an artist or as an appreciator, is part of the pleasure. I welcome your comments and hope you find something of value: a laugh, an insight, a new idea or just a happy moment. Enjoy art!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sun Rises on a New Year

Good Morning 2012!

I love new years, new notebooks, new canvas, new ideas, new plans and
no reasons that everything cannot be absolutely wonderful.
I did not paint the above sunrise but I've experienced it many times from my front
window in the mountains and it never ceases to feel like a NEW year, no matter when I gaze upon it.
Hope springs eternal, thank God!

The side of my brain that makes lists and charts projects has been busy with plans for
for 2012 but for now I will spare you the details.  Suffice it to say,
plenty of fun, lots of challenge, new places and new work.

After posting for a year (this is #99) I considered ending the blog and doing something
different with the time it takes.  Alas, I have found that explaining my work,
seeking an artful subject, sharing the projects of others, and spreading the
joy of owning art has been more beneficial to me and my growth than I ever could have imagined.
Besides I have met so many wonderful new artists in the process (on-line friends and mentors)
that quitting would deprive me of their valuable input.

I'm not kidding myself: the joy I had hoped to bring to you, dear reader, was a primary motivation for beginning...and your feedback warms the cockles of my heart more than you know.  But now I write because I must.  And I hope you will spread the word and share the ride....for one more year!

Best wishes for an ART filled 2012!


  1. Hi Cindy, I came here to wish you a wonderful 2012.

    That photo is gorgeous. It is a really breathtaking view. How fortunate of you to be enjoying such scenes regularly.

    I too have thoughts of ending my blogs. :) I have slowed down. I guess the day would come but not today for I'm in the midst of preparing my Monday Photo Captions. Both your captions shall be posted tomorrow. Love them!

    May all your wishes come true...

  2. Yea!!! A reprieve....she's going for another year, boys. That certainly is the best news so far this year.

    Happy 2012, Cindy.


  3. Thanks Lou and One, both of you have fueled me during the tenuous first year blogging steps...your nudgings are valued!

  4. Happy New Year! I would be totally inspired as well if this were the view out my window..
    I can't wait to see what you get into this year, you're always so full of life, energy and great ideas. Looking forward to following your progress on your blog (so glad you've decided to keep it!)

  5. What lovely thoughts; thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!


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