Monday, December 29, 2014

On Years and Time and Stuff

With a birthday between Christmas and New Year and then the turning of the new year - my mind drifts these days.  Drifting to the past -- all those many years behind me -- all the love I've had in my life, the joy and the pain, the laughter and the tears and just think, here I am - beginning a new year all over again.

Each year I write in a journal.  Earlier on I did it on the computer, just for ease and probably readability too - since my handwriting is awful.  For the past few years I have written each year's journal.  These aren't the 'art journals' that some of you create and that are so beautiful.  These are just no nonsense writings, usually of ideas for future projects or what I worked on that day.  Interjections of something good happening or something bad happening.  

At the end of each year I go back and read the current year's entries.  But then sometimes during this quiet lull at the beginning of the a new year I'll go back and read past years too.  Sort of fun to see where my art journey has taken me over the years.

But now, today, this moment, its time to look ahead.   I hope for all of us its a magical, mystical, marvelous year.

"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." - Abraham Lincoln


  1. 'Magical mystical and marvellous' yes, I hope so too!

  2. Lovely, Penny, very thoughtful and inspiring. On that note I must get off my duff and accomplish something. ;)

  3. There are so many of my friends that keep journals. In my youth, I had friends that kept them, but back then we called them diaries. I have never been able to jot down my most inner thoughts. I keep my secrets well. However, a few years ago I did start to jot my creative thoughts in a note book. I also keep a book with quotes I love and re-read them often.

    Happy New Year!!

  4. Right back at you!
    Journals can be fascinating, can't they!

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  6. And a very happy and creative New Year to you!

  7. ...oh, Penny dear; wishing you a belated Happy Birthday, and good health and creative energies for many more to come!

  8. I hope so too, for all of us. It's wonderful to stand at the brink of a new year, all fresh and ready to be filled with whatever we want.

  9. Thank you Penny. What a good way to spend the "lull" at the turn of the year! Your posts are always so hopeful, joyful, and forward-looking. I love your spirit.

    My own journal-keeping has been rather hit and miss lately. Maybe its time to begin anew!



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