Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR



Where did it go ???!! Really . . . where the heck did the year go ???!! I say that every year, but this year really whizzed past. Then again, I say THAT every year, too. But it does feel as if it should still be early autumn or thereabouts. Not December 31st already !!!!

That said, this year has been unlike any other. A year ago, art cards and mixed media were things I mostly read about. Then I decided to get my hands messy, and gesso, used books, acrylic paints, beeswax and envelopes stuffed with wonderful goodies from around the world began to take over my extra bedroom. And with those things, creativity found a place, a solid place, that had long been forgotten. And with it, too, came new friends, treasured new friends . . . kindred souls . . . who understand the pull that creating something, no matter how small, has on a person. Art is a universal language. And as with language, some have more to say, some less. But it all strikes a chord. Art is a visual depiction of our selves, our lives, hopes, fears and dreams. Our souls. No matter our heritage, our dialect, creed or nationality, it connects us all as comrades, as sisters and brothers . . . as humans.

I want to wish you all the best for the New Year. May 2009 see all your hopes and dreams fulfilled and may you and your loved ones be blessed with good health, happiness and prosperity in all things.

Ciao for now.

Shelly

12 comments:

Lady Di said...

Happy new year to you too and I hope you get down and dirty (in a creative way) in 2009.
Love,
Diana

ArtSnark said...

A happy & healthy New Year to you too! May 2009 be another filled with new art & new friends

Aussie Jo said...

Well said. Wishing you a creative and fun filled 2009 (fellow catalogue killer)

Stempelchaotin said...

My dear Shelly, I wish you all the best for 2009.

Happy New Year for you.

crafty capers said...

Hear hear! A happy and creative new year to you too :-) Kate

Viola said...

Happy New Year, Shelly! Wishing you all the best for 2009! Big hugs, Viola! :o)))

Robyn said...

All the very best for 2009, Shelly!
Lets hope this year slows down a bit :-)

Ophelia said...

Happy New Year to you, my friend..
Believe in great things!!

Dayna Collins said...

So well said! I, too, am relatively new to this whole art world and I'm loving the adventure of discovery and the mess of creating. Here's to continuing our friendship into the New Year.

Little Pink Studio said...

Happy New Year! I hope that 2009 brings many wonderful things your way!
Cerri xo

Couture de Papier said...

So delightful and whimsy!
I am participating in One Heart One World Giveaway and would love for you to visit!

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