Friday, December 30, 2011

to be

The New Year is upon us and I have lots of plans to be more of myself.
Over the years, I have learned that we can accomplish so much more when we remain true to ourselves.
 To be thankful and to never stop looking up.
Magic is all around each of us.
 To be more aware of the little things which really are the most important.
 To be organized and put things away where they belong.
To be on my yoga mat and to stretch out each day.

to be reading more....
 Marilyn was an avid reader.

Faith by Jennifer Haigh is on my list.  I am reading The Essentials of Fabulous.
 To be in my studio more, painting and teaching.
In January I will be focusing on getting it set up and ready.
To be more reflective, to gather a collection of mirrors to remind me to reflect joy.
To be thankful for an upcoming 25th wedding anniversary for yours truly and my dear husband.
As time goes by, I appreciate all the years that we have behind us and I look forward to the years ahead to be full of goodness.

Thank-you to each of you for taking time to be here, to read my blog, to comment and to be such loyal supporters.  Like I said, I promise to be more of myself and to continue to create, design and inspire an artful life.


Susan McClaskey said...

Just keep doing/being what and who you are and you'll have a fabulous year!

Cheryl said...

Such a beautiful post.
I wish you a wonderful year.

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

admirable! can not wait to see the studio. pgt

Purple Flowers said...

Your words are so beautiful, they brought tears to my eyes. I am full of gratitude for your kind and inspiring words. I am eager to begin writing on my blogspot again. I think you have something to do with it. Thank you Patricia. And a Happy New Year!
BTW - your husband is a very handsome man. :)

LPC said...

Patricia, it's so true. You can get all kinds of things by pretending, and by trying too hard, but in the end what you get in those modes will not serve you well. The compensation of aging is growing in to just what we want that self to mean and be. Have a glorious and productive 2012.

Unknown said...

A lovely post and so much of it resonates with me. 2012 is the year when I am just going to be me and people will either like it or lump it, wish me luck.

M. Denise C. said...

Happy Anniversary from a longtime reader. All my best, M Denise C

Acquired Objects said...

What a wonderful post and I wish you a Happy Anniversary and Happy New Years! It's wonderful to see each year come and go with the ones you love.

Wishing you the Best!

Joyce said...

I just finished my NY post and noticed yours was up. :) It is always a pleasure to stop by and see the beauty you create with your art and words. I have a feeling all that is listed will be met with open arms and embrace. Happy 2012 my dear friend! xo

CREED said...

Thank you for another beautiful post. Cheers to being you and to living an artful life - may 2012 be full of creativity and inspiration for you, I have a feeling its going to be fabulous!! Happy New Year Patricia... ~ C

Anonymous said...

Thank YOU, Patricia! Your writing and art is such a calming influence. I hope the new year is wonderful for you--and congratulations on the upcoming anniversary!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary! How amazing. You have set lots of obtainable goals, all the best reaching each and everyone of them! Happy 2012,

home before dark said...

What a lovely picture of you two with just a glimpse of sunset behind you. You have many more wonderful years ahead of you, and don't forget the hours.

Being true to ourselves is a prayerful mission, I think. It begins with recognition. Wishing you a year filled with great and grateful times.

I Dream Of said...

Such a lovely post. As always, thanks for being such a source of inspiration - by just being you. And congratulations on a 25th anniversary year! I hope 2012 brings magic, miracles and the wonder of the everyday right to your door. And that it brings another meet up - would love tea in the city or to see the studio in person one of these days!
Happy New Year! XO

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Happy New Year!!

Kwana said...

I love this post and that final picture so full of love and joy says it all. Wishing you all the best in the new year dear friend! said...

great list of goals. I'm working on mine - I hope to be committed enough to them to post them for all to see :)
can't wait to see your studio. And, congratulations on 25 years!


Jolie Goodnight said...

May your days to come be merry and bright! I love your aspirations! xo, Jolie

S. Etole said...

Blessings for the coming New Year.

Splendid Willow said...


Remember me?! (:

Happy New Year to you and yours. (And happy anniversary!).

I can't draw to save my life (still love your art piece of my home) but I will definitely do more yoga so that my arms will look like yours!

ox, Mon

Unknown said...


Sounds like you're set up for a smashing new year how grand! 2011 is leaving with good things and 2012 will be full of even more good things...How Divine!

Happy Happy New Year....Cheers!


Splendid Market said...

A wonderful well articulated post, I've been thinking along the same lines on many of what you've mentioned, an important anniversary, yoga and being true to myself.

Happy New Year.

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