I try hard not to wish time away. It's speeding by faster than I care for as it is, however I'm happy to bid 2009 adieu and welcome a new year. Most of the year has been fabulous but these last few months since the accident have been a trial I'm ready to put behind me.
I thought Mary Ann's year in review was a perfect idea so I'm making it my own.
January found us knee deep in snow. A gorgeous start to the year.
February was the month I had my work in a gallery for the very first time. It was for only one evening but I thought it was thrilling.
In March I prepared for Artfest. My favorite part was making this journal bag.
April was Artfest where I shared the second edition of my zine "Through The Keyhole" with friends old and new.
May kicked off the camping season at a favorite beach.
In June I was excited to sell two paintings.
July was the start of jam making season.
In August we enjoyed the bounty of the garden and I learned to make fresh pasta.
September found us exploring the joys of Portland before the school year began.
October was my car accident and the sanity saver that was Journalfest.
In November I reconnected with old friends over mosaic making.
December found us madly creating for Christmas. I'll show more of that in the next few days. This is the batch of soap we whipped up.
Layed out like this, it's clear my year was pretty wonderful. I can look past the challenges to see the joy and beauty and I'm glad for it. Here's to an even better 2010!