Here we are: first Monday of the new year and time to put into practice any resolutions, commitments, or goals we set for ourselves as 2014 slipped away. I know many despise the practice of resolution-making but for me, it is an incredibly important and useful tool. I create very detailed resolution lists and check in periodically throughout the year to keep myself on track.
I also used to choose a word for the year but discovered that didn't really work for me so for the last three years, I've chosen one or more "The Year Of..." phrases to inspire me in the studio. Last year was "The Year of Illustration" and "The Year of Watercolor" and I think I made great strides in both throughout 2014.
Even with my Parkinson's slowly advancing and the possibility of another foot surgery this summer, I am beginning 2015 practically floating with optimism, enthusiasm, and inspiration. I think there are many wonderful creative days ahead.
As far as this space is concerned, I am hoping to get back to posting at least twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays.) You might even see a series of Saturday posts. This is my ninth year of blogging and although I often question whether or not to continue Lost Coast Post in the face of the shrinking world of art blogging, I am definitely committed to posting throughout 2015. I hope you'll join me (and perhaps send your friends this way.) As usual, I have no doubt there's a wild ride ahead...Happy New Year to all! Let's get this party started!