Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking back, looking ahead from my 2014 perspective

Quintet of Pups
6" x 6" each
Acrylic on Canvas

These paintings (which I wished I had taken better photos of) were a Christmas commission for a dear friend of mine who has a special love for rescued dogs. These guys were a lot of fun to paint. 

I had been planning all week to write the usual "looking back" post on all my creative pursuits and share some of the exciting things that are coming up. Then unrelated things came up that required my time. 

A year ago, that would have made me feel guilty or stressed to lose time unexpectedly... these past 12 months my perspective has shifted. All these paintings and adventures are an amazing thing I get to be a part of but I've learnt that time for relationships trump this. 

2014 won't go down in my books as a best or worst year... It will be remembered as a pivotal moment. One where I started to pray for boldness, look for new opportunities and embrace spending quality time with people who are special to me. 

I think this coming year will be better than 2014 and I can say that 2014 was a vast improvement over the previous year. However, this New Years Eve I know quite a few people who are hurting a LOT and it doesn't feel right to forget them. 

So, I'm keeping this post low key and saving the time it would take to write something elaborate so I can spend time with them. All the best to all of you. 

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