Smile, Inspire, Be Grateful. Looking forward to 2013

No pressure…. the last post on my blog of the year and my 100th too. The last couple of days have been spent trying to think of a punchy great last post to write when it came to me this morning while lying in bed listening to the howling gale outside. Waking with an uncluttered mind, most of my inspired ideas for paintings come to me as visual images early in the morning as do ideas and starting points for writing. Here goes!

With christmas over and the New Year on the horizon, I realised how excited I am about the arrival of a New Year. simple as that.

There hasn’t been much time for Art the last three months, so with a clear calendar for the next two months, there will be a lot of concentrated painting.  With a commission, a solo exhibition in May, and enquiries for more Art Prints, it is going to be a goodun!.

I am already looking forward to experimenting with some large canvas directly on the beach and using the our bijou winter beach hut as a haven from the weather, where I can be directly in touch with the elements which I hope will add an extra dimension to my work.

2012 was a great year with lots of new opportunities. I learnt to concentrate on and be grateful for everything I have and not to concentrate on what I don’t have which makes you want more, I realised that whilst my wallet is small, my heart is big, my tastes are simple but my dreams expansive, my faults are many but my merits more. So I wish everyone a Happy Prosperous New Year.

Feel free to adopt my motto. “Smile, Inspire, Be Grateful”   It comes back at you in bucket loads!



14 thoughts on “Smile, Inspire, Be Grateful. Looking forward to 2013”

  1. Liz Colwill says:

    Again another beautifully written story, pretty good when looking out of the window today at the wind and rain. XX

    1. Good start to the new year. Long may it continue

    1. thanks for the link… have only just noticed it.

  2. deb says:

    i certainly will live by your motto in all i do in 2013 – i will smile i will inspire i will be grateful x

    1. Debs, I think you are doing it already, but sometimes its nice to be reminded. 🙂 Happy New Year!

  3. your blog made me feel quite tearful. There are some great thoughts in it. I wish you all the best for 2013

    1. I had to re read it to see why it might make you feel like that, and can see it now. If those words were unexpectedly in front of me, I would have felt that too. It means you connect with the message and feel it too, which is a very happy thought.

  4. dadirri7 says:

    wishing you a wonderful 2013, plenty of time for Art …. and every day for gratitude, smiling and appreciation of the joy of life!

  5. decorartuk says:

    Love your motto! It’s brilliant. K.

    1. thankyou. Have to keep reminding myself of it to keep on track.

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