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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A New Page and a New Year


Life is like sketching with a pen. You can cross something out but you can never erase it.

When I sketch I usually have a pretty good idea how it’s going to look. Along the way things can change. I can make mistakes or improvements. It all depends on me.  Sometimes my plans don’t work out and sometimes things turn out better than I imagined. Kind of like life. I’m becoming more open to the possibilities. The What ifs...? Do I make mistakes? You bet I do. Mistakes are the greatest teacher. If I always play it safe I stop reaching for possibilities I miss the opportunities to grow.

When the drawing is finished, I paint.  Color sets the mood of happy or somber, warm or cool. In the end I have something that feels like my home comfortable, safe and warm. Is it perfect? Not at all. I'm not after perfection. Life and creativity are more enjoyable when we live beyond the boundaries of perfection. In the end I will turn the page and start anew.  

As the year comes to a close I hope your home is warm and safe. May you feel loved and cherished everyday and may creativity fill your life and our world.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah…and Happy new Year!

Happy Painting!

Brenda

25 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Brenda! All the best for the coming year.

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    1. Juliana,
      A very Merry Christmas to you!
      Hugs, Brenda

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  2. Wonderful post, Brenda, thank you! And here's wishing you and your family a warm and wonderful holiday as well.

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    1. Peggy!
      Thank you! Juliana,
      A very Merry Christmas to you!
      Hugs, Brenda

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  3. Merry Christmas Brenda, wishing you and your family a Happy New Year too.

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    1. Elaine,
      Thank you for all your positive and encouraging words through the year.
      A very Merry Christmas to you!
      Hugs, Brenda

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  4. Thank you Brenda and many happy returns.

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  5. Wonderful art and message Brenda! Wishing you a blessed Christmas and New Year. Can't wait to meet and create with you in NY in July! xoxoxo joanne

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  6. Another Wonderful share from you Brenda. Thank you and you are very appreciated. I always look forward to opening your emails as they are educational and beautiful works. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your precious loved ones. :o} Hugs to the furry little loves.

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    1. Dale, Such kind words...thank you💕 Have a great New Year!

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  7. Happy Christmas to you and yours Brenda (including the fur babies!). And may you be looking forward to a colorful creative healthy New Year!

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    1. Diane, Thank you! A very Merry Christmas to you 💕

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  8. So beautifully said Brenda! Wishing you a holiday and new year filled with joy and wonder with your family. Can't wait to create with you in NY in July!

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    1. Joanne, I’m looking forward to the workshop too. Can’t wait to meet you in July!
      Brenda

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  9. Such a wonderful posting, Brenda! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season, as well!!!

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  10. Dear friend
    May God bless you and your family!
    Here I send you some hot and bright
    Brazilian ��
    Marry Christmas ��
    And à renewed spirit 2018��

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    1. Blessings to you my dear friend.
      Love and hugs,
      Brenda

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  11. So cozy! Merry Christmas Brenda, Have a great New Year!

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  12. This is a lovely Christmas gift! I hope that you and your family enjoy a beautiful Christmas and a blessed 2018!

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  13. Wishing you a lovely New Year and many blessings. Looking forward to seeing more of your art.

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