Happy new year 2018! It’s a new year and a new beginning. How exciting! Seriously. It’s a fresh start and a new canvas so I’m happy with that. And I have good vibes about this year. I can feel it in my bones. It’s also the year of the dog (Earth Dog to be exact). Simply – the sign/symbol of loyalty and honesty. Both excellent traits of human nature to have for people born under this sign. And this year, I look forward to adopting/finding us a new dog/puppy and/or other pet to join our family/home. I’m confident Swan would understand and approve by now.
According to the predictions at Your Chinese Astrology, I should be having a pretty good year this year. My fingers are crossed and I’m going to work real hard and be real focused/disciplined to help make some of it come true. (Discover your Chinese horoscope forecast for 2018 on the site too if you wish.) So far it’s been so good. But I can’t believe it’s the 7th of January already. I honestly believe that the older we get, the faster time flies/goes. And so there’s no time to waste regarding working hard towards achieving our dreams/goals. And not just for ourselves.
This year, I want to work harder on my art. It seems that I’ve again gone around in circles in my art making process. Last year, I spent a good amount of time writing down ideas, planning and sketching paintings but not completing/finishing much/any. (There’s definitely some creative/work blockage going on there and I’m going to fix the problem this year. And don’t worry – all of the ideas, planning and sketching ain’t going to waste.) I even also started on new small sculpture ideas but again the end of the year beat me to completing any. Very frustrating. You tell them Homer.
And now at the start of the new year, I feel the strong need/desire to paint again (in oils – oh god, I want to love you so much). And so, I’ll be revisiting and reworking old/former portrait, landscape and still life ideas that I started last year but never came to fruition/completion. And also – I hope to discover and work on new ideas/visions/concepts as well. And sell a few paintings. This year’s mantra is: Paint, Paint, Paint! Gourd dammit. I hope you’re settling into the new year OK. smile