Monday, January 3, 2011

A Brand New Year

A new year dawns; the holidays are over, the cookies eaten, the decorations put away, and it's time for new beginnings and maybe a bit of reflection on the year past. It was a year of ups and downs, as they usually are...a bit more in the way of downs so let's hope that the new one has a more positive tilt.

I didn't follow my last years resolutions very well...I did make some art just because I wanted to, but not as often as I would have liked. And though I did keep a list of books that I read, I left off many simply through forgetfulness. I did keep track of 64, and the ones I left off were probably forgettable anyway. It is nice to be able to go back and see the ones I really enjoyed. My favorites were; The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, The Hidden City by Michelle West, Just Kids by Patti Smith, Except the Queen by Jane Yolen & Midori Snyder, Bone and Jewel Creatures by Elizabeth Bear, and Under Heaven by Guy Gaveriel Kay...2 memoirs, one historical novel, 3 fantasies, and I'm not sure what to call Under Heaven ...historical fantasy? It was marvelous though, I highly recommend it!
I see I didn't read much in the way of non fiction last year, something I should try to do more of in this one. I'll probably keep a list again, it was fun to see what I've read. I'm always looking for new things to read, what amazing books have you read that I should look for in the coming year?

I'm back in the studio today working on dolls in what seems like forever, it is good to be back! I'm going to try again this year to see if I can make more art... just because I want to. Maybe I'll be a little more successful?

And finally, thank you so much to all my readers for following along on my blog journey. Your comments are always so appreciated, they make me feel so connected and even inspired...please keep them coming!

Happy New Year!!


  1. Happy New Year, it is always a joy to see your creations, cheers from New Zealand, Marie

  2. Happy New Year to one of the loveliest people in Blogland - good wishes coming to you from Tasmania! XX Susie

    (The Birthday Fairy had pride of place on my Christmas tree this year)