Can't recall the song but I think I can say, I'm ready; I'm anxious; I'm like a child who believes in Santa! AND I'm taking this time; since I think I made all the preparations I can, to post my last blog of 2011.
I have before me my 2011 goal sheet and notes from posts of several witty and wise bloggers to settle me into really thinking about this year's accomplishments; and where I want to continue in the same direction and where I want to take a road less traveled. There are many things I wanted to do in this past year (as I review my goal sheet)---I know most of you who know me can't imagine I'm writing this now---that I didn't "get done', or let's face it, even start!
I imagine some of you are also feeling as I am. I will not, however, beat myself up over my incompleteness (lack of discipline and procrastination among other things). If I were "complete" I would have nothing to strive for, no goals to reach. I will instead (probably marvel over my accomplishments and wonder how?) be grateful for all I've done. I will take in account as I review my year to consider the distractions to my art. Were those distractions beneficial or detrimental to my growth as an artist; as a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, sibling? I am all these people and my existence is based upon all. In other words, all are relational.
Further, I truly believe that in relationships as in color and harmony there is much to be appreciated, learned. Balance is key in both art and life. Values are also key. Are you sensing the direction I'm going here? Take the elements of art, if you will, and compare them to your total life; your year and your growth. I'm sure these elements will all come together to provide you with a most excellent (I've been watching Jane Austin movies on Netflix streaming) platform upon which we can set and meet those 2012 goals.
I just had to share my photo of this year's tree gathering. Merry Christmas and God Bless us Everyone!