Standing in front of the french doors, looking across the deck through the bare forest trees over to a distant hill…I see the sun rise this morning. *
At first a beautiful rosy glow crosses the eastern sky, changing to a paler warm orange…
Until the light disperses the color, and the sun finally peeks over the horizon.
Thinking about the arrival of 2013, I assess the joys and challenges of this past year.
This reflection provides reminders…,
a possible change in perspective…
a sense of renewal…
And, taking a breath,
I decide I can slowly begin moving forward with courage…
peeking over the horizon into the New Year…
*Do you have a sense of newness as the New Year begins?–For your life, family,or creative pursuits?
- Second Annual New Year’s Sunrise Hike and Oli at Makapuu (damontucker.com)
- Morning photo: Best sunrise? (summitcountyvoice.com)
- Sunrise at Lamb Island (sunrisetoday.wordpress.com)
- Sunrise Over Jolly Harbor, December 28 (webnerhouse.com)
Today it’s back to the studio…Beginning a new calendar always gives me a feeling of a new start–sense of closure to the previous year and a chance to make changes, adjustments, and achieve new goals. This reminds me of being a child beginning a new school year after a carefree summer break. One time ends, a new time begins, and a transition occurs. With the holidays over and the start of the new year 2012, my schedule returns to a more normal pace. The workspace is organized and ready-to-go. There are a few art quilts to finish, some new ideas to explore, and a plan to re-shoot photographs for my Portfolio and the website’s Gallery page. Spring also brings deadlines for various juried exhibits.
This week Peach Farm Studio nominated my blog for a Versatile Blogger Award and I want to say thank-you to them. I appreciate having Lifeweavings considered. This award is to help bloggers find new blogs. So, while I can’t do all the criteria to pass along this award right now, here is a quick list of some of my favorite blogs to read. You might like them too… (And, this reminds me to update my blogroll/inspiration sites!)
- “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea” ~ Encouraging and inspirational.
- One Cool Site ~ WordPress blogging tips, tools & tutorials.
- bigBANG studio ~ An artist’s journey…
- Fibermania ~ An artist’s blog I’ve read for a long time.
- Owl and Dragonfly ~ A new creative blog I love.
- Celebrate What’s Right With the World ~ A photojournalist’s inspirational photos.
- Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Beautiful photos of original designs.
- Pocket Perspectives ~ Inspirational photos with quotes and other educational content.
As in the photo above of the vintage English postcard, I may not reach all of my resolutions, or goals, made for the new year, but envisioning things we desire to achieve helps the creative process…
and just perhaps some of those soap bubbles will soar and float in the air!
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- New Beginnings, Renewed Hope (jonibeach.com)