As I usually do this time of year, I begin to wind down and reflect on the past year before I wind up for the next year! This was a year filled with challenges that bumped up against my comfortable daily routines and forced me to reconcile with different parts of myself. I had to draw lines in the sand and re-establish boundaries. I went within myself on many occasions to "feel" for my next move rather than rely on the opinions and ideas of others.
One routine that's been a steady constant for me is creating art. Whether it's on the canvas or in my art journal, I create to sustain a healthy relationship with myself. It's been that way for a long time now and I always love this form of expression.
I want to thank you, yes you! for checking in on me, for reading my blog, for viewing my art. All of that encourages me. I am looking forward to another year of creating and sharing my art. I will continue creating online art journaling workshops, I will continue painting and exhibiting (and selling) my paintings, I will continue asking myself the hard questions and I will continue showing up for the answers that come.
I hope you do the same.
Here's a journal page I recently finished. There's always a lesson for me in there.