Well, It is December 27th and as New Years eve approaches I am wondering how I want to start 2016. Last year I woke up on January 1st and KNEW I had to begin with a bang so I jumped in the cold Pacific with some near and very dear friends. It seemed to bring good things because in 2015 I graduated with my Yoga teacher training certificate ( a bucket list thing for sure) and I embarked on the career that I have wanted to do secretly for decades (a secret in some ways from even me), being not only a working artist but a PAINTER.
So what should it be? I am spending the big EVE in Alberta so jumping into the ocean is not an option and seems like a repeat in some ways. I am loving moving forward these days, being grate-FULL for the present moment... but there is a bit of unfinished business I need to address from the past. So I feel like I may take a note from some of the really inspiring artists I follow on instagram and do a 365/everyday of 2016 challenge to paint a watercolor picture everyday. Watercolor has alway haunted me. And this whole idea scares me so very much because I am terribly afraid to let myself down... you know, self-care and all that, a bit challenging for me. I am the first thing I let go of when overwhelmed, tired, stressed etc....scary.
But I can not seem to get it out of my head. So maybe I am ready to try.
Alright then, let me take this moment to officially announce that I will be doing this for my new years resolution. Yikes. One painting everyday, in watercolors, and I will post it. This doesn't mean I am giving up on my palette knives or canvases, so get ready for lots of postings I guess - haha!
Much love to you 2015, you have been very good to me. No returning cancer, amazing family and friends, the arrival of my next 40 years obsession with painting, dreams coming true and my amazing son who inspires all the good things in my world. Hello 2016, I am Jen and I so very excited to see what we will do together, xo.