There is a trend spreading where people choose a "WORD" for their upcoming year. I know, I know—It's March already. But, I'm slow moving. It's never too late though.
Instead of a long list of New Year's resolutions, (which I never keep!)
choosing a word can keep a focus on what you want to have more of in your life. Often, at the end of each year, I feel like a child who has been blind-folded and turned around three times for a game of pin-the-tail! I'm not sure what direction I'm facing or where I've been. I'm even a bit dizzy! But, instead of being an adult and taking stock of the past year and the months ahead, I just head out in whatever direction I'm pointing—even while I'm still in the dark. So, this year as I look back and also forward, clarity will remove the blind-fold and keep me pointing in the right direction.
I am searching for clarity in my overall goals and clarity in the way I will reach them. Clarity in my everyday activities, and clarity about the things I have accomplished over the past year or years. Even in my artwork—I desire to have clarity in the work I am doing and why.
Maybe claiming my word of the year will spark something in your own plans about what you want to do in 2023. You can come up with your own word—it can be anything, but make it something you'd like to add into your everyday life this year! Print it out and put it where you'll see it every day.
A little late, but here's to a happy and healthy 2023!
Last Summer, I promised this: " As summer moves into autumn I'll be releasing another collection. 12 or more paintings—each 12x12 in. on wooden boards. They'll be framed in wooden float frames, ready to hang. I'll be finishing them up the rest of the summer and giving some peeks at some of the finished ones on Instagram. I'm really excited about them and can't wait to share them! "
Those paintings are among the 25 that are not quite finished. Life happened and here we are. But, I am in the midst of working them out and hope to share them as I go! In May they will be shown at the Chamber's Walk Restaurant in Lawrenceville, NJ. Watch this space!