Saturday, 31 December 2016

Moving On

Well, twentysixteen is on the way out. All in all it wasn't a terrific year for the world.... so much political unrest, terrible war in Syria, destruction of Aleppo, Isis, closer to home was the fire destroying much of Fort MacMurray. The caustic election surprise of Mr Trump, with possible assistance from Mr Putin, if we are to believe the news. The unexpected shock of Brexit. Loss of so many global figures in the arts world: Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Carrie Fisher, and then Debbie Reynolds.

On a personal level, there have been sad times, funerals to attend, hospitals to visit, but I have much to be thankful for. Successful hip replacement surgery, completely recovered now and better than new. A wonderful summer cottage holiday with my family. My four beloved grandchildren are happy and healthy and growing like weeds! Friends to visit. Theatre trips with the local seniors club. Line dance classes, My lovely art group.

Twentyseventeen.... WOW! Lots to look forward to this year. I don't usually make the traditional New Year Resolutions, but if I do, I don't tell anyone, just in case I can't follow through!
But here's my list of Hopes and Possibilities.....
  1. Wedding plans in June for J and Kthe Bride's lovely sister and her handsome fiance. I'm so excited about this!
  2. Get back to volunteering at the theatre. I stopped after hip surgery, but I'm ready to start again.
  3. Leave the car in the garage and walk more. Again..... hip surgery stopped me for a while.
  4. Blog more. Even though blogging seems to be losing out to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
  5. Spending lots of creative time with my growing grandchildren. A Dinner Date with Nana once a week.... they take it in turns. "Is it my turn yet?"
  6. Art. Loosen up! Forget the details. Splash paint around. Go crazy. Experiment!
  7. Iceland. I've wanted to go there for ages. Perhaps this is the year?
  8. New friends. New activities. New discoveries. 

May 2017 be good to you, bringing Good Health, Happiness, Shelter and Sustenance. And Love and Caring and Companionship and Peace.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Collage Blue

It's cold outside.... no icebergs in sight this far from the ocean, so I made my own......

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Collage Yellow

Yellow is such a sunshiney colour, and I needed some cheering up.....

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Collage Red

I'm messing about cutting pictures from magazines and pasting them into my sketch book...