As we head into another New Year with our list of wishes, hopes and dreams for the magical change over of the clock, I find that sometimes my list has been the same year after year after year.
Do you feel the same?
My father (who I still cannot believe has been gone for 8 years) always quoted a Slovenian saying which roughly translates to:
Time is Ticking...Saying Nothing
So as the time ticks away silently in the background, I get surprised when I realize I am in my 50's!!! what?? when did this happen... I remember when my dad turned 50 and he couldn't believe it either...said he still felt 25... so do I... but now he has gone and what did he do between 50-77...only 27 short years... what will my life be like for the next 30-40 years... if I don't plan/make goals... nothing will be done but wondering where the time went
As I sit for the next few days contemplating 2013, and our family goals, my goals for 2014..I wonder what I will come up with. Having had a lot of "big dreams" in my life already met, what can I come up with for the next year??
There have been many of you out there reading my blog that have read through the Transformation posts. If it resonated with you or if it is a major challenge for you... why not do it anyway?
if not Now, then When....
tick, tick, tick, tick........
Wishing you many Blessings and the happiest of New Years!! May Health, Happiness, and Joy fill 2014...
PS.. $50 gift cards expire Dec 31/13... so not to late to get one and start the New Year in transformation. Send me a message and I will send you a number.
Greetings from sunny Costa Rica!!!
As you can see by the photo, my days recently have been walking the beaches and taking in the breathtaking sunsets off the Pacific Ocean.... absolutely stunning... the colours on my pallet could never duplicate God's nightly masterpieces!!
My husband and I are in the next chapter of our lives. Since my mother's passing 1.5years ago, we have finally taken the leap to live the life we have talked about for the past 5 years. Our goal has been to have a summer cottage in Ontario and go south for the winters. I always thought Florida but after being in Costa Rica twice in the past year, my husband fell in love with this beautiful green country and here we are!!
We are currently practising at being snow"chickadees" (I don't think we qualify for birds yet!!) Our goal is to bring our kettle corn business here as well.
So this is the first season in about 10 years where I did not participate in the craft show circuit. Hard to say, but I was a little relieved. I found my sales have been declining over the past few years and my foray into chalk painting furniture was shortlived as well with our decision to come south. So far I have not missed painting yet...hopefully the break will do me good and I will participate more in the summer craft shows where my floral designs are more appropriate.
Also, the colours here in CR are so vibrant that it is messing with my "pastel shabby" preferences. I now understand all the colours of green that I see on the paint shelf and see how they are used. The reds (again not one of my fav colours) are everywhere here... definitely not my pastel garden at home. However the sunsets are glorious in their pinks, purples and every combination. I also love the morning blues & whites... just cannot describe how breathtaking they are...
Having said all that, my handpainted giftwares are still available at the following locations:
Whimsical Lion Country Market, Uxbridge
Ocala Winery, Port Perry
Coachhouse Studio, Utica
Merry Christmas to you all and looking forward to the New Year 2014!!
I am a floral artist that loves to create in my home studio. I love pink rose, beaches, travelling!!
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