Wednesday, December 28, 2011


reflecting on the year behind us (almost).....and cherishing what lies ahead~

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us."   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

the year has floated by once again and i find myself reflecting on the many events that have occurred.  life lessons were abundant this year....(as with every year, i suppose).  i am constantly learning to be more grateful and to be more patient.....with myself mostly, but also with others.  the lessons are often humbling and that's okay too.  i believe that we learn more about ourselves when we are humbled.

 friendships change.  some friends are made by nature and circumstances, some by chance.....others are just plain soulful and stronger than superglue.  some friendships evolve and some are meant to dissolve.  this is okay....i truly believe that we are put with certain people when we or they need it the most.  things aren't meant to go smoothly all the time and the friendships that are the strongest will rise and fall with the tide and the love will be stronger than the ocean's waves.  of all the lessons, it is the realization that family is of so much importance that it really doesn't matter what any of the petty concerns and criticisms are.  although we are all so different~ we have the strongest bond imaginable and no matter what, we will be there for each other always.  i am thankful for my sweet family and all of my friends old and new. 

~be here now~

 we were blessed in many ways this year....we have this new awesome member of our 1000 pound boyfriend "beau".  to love a horse is to love your soul just a little more.  they teach us so much and their strength and beauty is so massive and beyond words that it's haunting at times.  

 as always, when a year ends, i start thinking "did i do enough"..."did i make enough?"......"was i creative enough?" what better way to start off the new year than to take a class with misty mawn!!! she is soulful and creative and i love her teaching style.  if you want to join in on the fun...go here and sign up~  anyone who has taken her classes before knows that it will be the most awesome way possible to start off the new year.  i got on the class site last night and already feel transformed creatively.....i know it sounds corny, but it's true.  misty has this way of pulling you in and she shares so much of herself and her knowledge that you feel like you've known her forever.  in addition, she really is the best teacher ever.  gentle, kind and's like she's rooting for you to be successful as an artist.    inspiration is all over the place on her class site and i can hardly wait for january 9th to roll around~~~
thanks misty for all you put into your classes and for sharing yourself and your art with us once again~

me and misty at art and soul 2011

my word for this new year  is "cherish".....i thought about it and have many more words that will do, but this one seems to suit me well at the moment.  cherishing memories, friends, family, and all of life's lessons....i will focus for sure on the beautiful moments and the many blessings we have, and cherish them all~

~happy new year everyone~
~make art, love life, stay healthy, and glow from within~

1 comment:

  1. YES!! Yes!! Yes!!!

    A brand New Year!!! I wish for you that it's one filled with so much greatness!
    Thank you for mentioning my course. I greatly appreciate it. I am so happy you have joined in.
    xoxo sending you love & light for a beautiful new year!