Counting it all


Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. – Hal Borland

In review, 2012 was not a good year for counting my finished pieces of art.  I started the year that way, but did not follow through.  But 2012 was an awesome year, none the less.

Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year’s resolution. -Jay Leno

  Just a few of the highlights were travelling up north, Virginia and Florida.  Lots of time spent with my peoples, Jeff, daughters and sons (all their spouses included), Little Man C, my dear friends, and my parents.   I helped Jackie move into a house of her own, and make it a home.  TJ and Amber moved too, and Jeff completed a BIGBIG project of helping them renovate.   I helped plant many gardens. We shifted from a family home, to a home just for two. I completed a 36 week study of the Acts of the Apostles, and embarked on studying Genesis.    I walked…with commitment and feel the better and stronger for it.  This was the year of spending time on big projects rather than many smaller things. 

Looking through 2012, a representation of the art I made:


I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. – Anaïs Nin

Looking ahead, 2013 holds promise for an exciting year. 

-We are expecting a granddaughter in a week! 

-I have a show at 212 Art Center in May and June.  I will work diligently to amass a body of work to include, along with work I already have.  Jeff and I are collaborating on some pieces for the show too, combining his specialty of metal art along with mosaic.  I am eagerly anticipating a focus on art making!

-Who knows what else!

Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day of the year.    –Ralph Waldo Emerson

8 responses »

  1. Happy New Year to you too Leslie! I’ve been enjoying your posts, so glad you are “blobbing” again!

  2. Your 2012 work is gorgeous and your accomplishments are spectacular. Your blog alone, complete with photography is such an artful success. Thank you for sharing those pieces of your life and contemplative thoughts. When I think of you I think of love, peace and caring.

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