What a fantastic year! In July I began this blog as a way to extend my creative reach beyond my art room. Since then I have 123 posts, 3,400 views, and 58 followers! Wow. Thank you all–this has been a great beginning for my creative journey.
Artistically this year has been a year of awakening. I am finding my footing as a nature photographer, I have created over 15 watercolours, and made two music recording collections. I have also written a few pieces of poetry that I still like even after re-reading them. 😉
I thought I would compile my favorite work from the year. Hope you enjoy! I look forward to a new year of creativity and blogging!
2012 Photography Highlights
It is really impossible to choose these. But I have to make some attempt, so here are a few of my favorites:
2012 Poetry Highlights
The truth is that I love all my poetry this year. Feel free to go to my poetry page to read some more.
Winter is at my door
Winter found my door step this morning
Planted herself with my geranium
Fell into my hair
And melted between my bare feet
Into the Dark
I am not afraid
Of the deep dark
I return to it
And make peace with the night
I am afraid
Of the unknown deep
Where no one goes
The dark hidden behind closed doors
Into hands and eyes
Sits on chairs and on boards
And fates those unready for it
Go into your night
Knock at its door
Or else it will seep out
And take life unasked
2012 Painting Highlights
I surprised myself this year with the paint brush. Last December I had made a painting of some ice skates and did not realize I could paint shadow and light. My second painting was a portrait of a grandmother, and from there I realized that my dream to paint could become a reality. This year has ended with 16 completed paintings, 6 of them commissioned.
2012 Music Highlights
Along with realizing I can paint, I also discovered that it was not impossible to sing and play piano. I have begun a music journey. Not sure where it is taking me, but I am loving the road.