Bring It On!!

11:50 AM

Watercolor in
Handbook Watercolor Journal
3.5 x 8.5 inches
“And let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been before.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

Doesn't that sound like marvelous fun?! It does to me! I am more than ready to welcome the new year, but I have also taken the time to say goodbye to 2010......

.....I've reflected on all that happened, the good, the not-so-good, the accomplishments, the things not completed, the hurts and disappointments, the joy of new friends made along the way as well as the sadness of those lost .....

.....and I resolve to take with me into 2011, the lessons learned, the joys of the year and leave the other in the past—where it belongs.

Chris and I wish each of you a year of blessings, of joy and happiness, of challenges to keep you sharp and on your toes as well as balance and sanity to enjoy it all.

Now, if you're ready (I am!!), BRING IT ON!!!


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15 Creative Thought(s)

  1. Lovely philosophy, Laure. You are definitely ready to have a great new year!

  2. Happy New year to you Laure! We are getting ready for our big New Year's party - getting the final Christmas stuff in the attic, rented a Karaoke machine, lots of alcohol....Today is my husband's birthday and tomorrow is mine. We always have lots to celebrate. We get it all out of the way over a few hours. Unfortunately, my birthday is always spent mopping the floors and picking up confetti. No time to Paint so I appreciate seeing your cute New Year's Bear!

  3. What a cute pic to bring in the new year with! I am always behind on picking a word, planning goals and so on as it takes all I've got to stay focused on family stuff while I am with the grandkids and I am always with them over Christmas. I usually settle down towards the end of January. Guess that might make me seem like a procrastinator but really it's just lack of being able to focus with so many people around me! Hope you and Chris have a great new year too!

  4. Give that bear a hug!! He's wonderful :)
    Happy New Year to you & Chris! Thanks for always sharing your 'Painted Thoughts!'

  5. Hi Laure! Thanks for the comment. Let's have a very colorful new year...with many watercolor paintings!
    Happy New Year for you and your beloved ones!

  6. Yes, Charlene, I am! Happy New Year to you. I'd say based on your year end review you had a very good 2010!

    Happy BIRTHDAY and Happy New Year, Jacqueline to you and hubby! My mother's birthday is tomorrow as well, but she doesn't go in for parties so we'll have a quiet visit with her! Enjoy the festivities!

    Timaree, it makes you look like you've got your priorities straight! Enjoy the time with your grands. There's plenty of time for goals and words later.

    Thank you, Ms. Pam! Thanks for reading along with me on this crazy journey!

    Ana, that sound's like a wonderful idea - a very colorful new year!!

    Yes, Lisa, let's make sure it's healthy!

  7. Bring it! We'll support each other on the way to wherever the rocketship takes us.

  8. Happy New Year to you too!!! This has been a fab year...and I'm ready for 2011!
    (BTW, cute little party bear...)

  9. Happy New Year Laure! I have posted my artistic goals and word of the year on my blog. . Thank you for a year of wonderful topics that make me aspire to succeed, funny stories, beautiful art, and uplifting words. It has been such a wonderful year for me, and I thank you for being a part of it. Here is to an even better year ahead... Welcome 2011!!

  10. LOVE this painting. Its so much fun coming here to see what you have done next. I have enjoyed getting to know you this year and am looking forward to more next year. I hope 2011 is all you wish for.

  11. Happy New Year to you and Chris, Laure! What a wonderful journal page to welcome the new year. I look forward to seeing what you have planned for 2011 and hope to participate in some of it with you!

  12. Hang on, KJ! It promises to be wild!

    Thanks, Kelly, Happy New Year!

    Loved all the art progress you made this year, Brenda! Let's make 2011 even better!

    Thank you, Cris, I hope 2011 is a DYNAMITE year for you too!

    Thanks, Cheryl, 2011 is going to be awesome!

  13. This Teddy is adorable. You've captured his shape and texture of his fur so well. It looks real enough to grab off the page.

    Yes, I think I'm now ready for 2011.
    -- Holidays are done, decorations are put away - check.
    -- 2011 words of the year are chosen - check.
    -- vacation is over - back at work - check.

    .... now time for the routine of 2011 to emerge.

    P.S. I'm trying to make it through all of your very interesting entries!

  14. Beautiful painting, Laure! A good balance between delicate and lively. Good for you!


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