Thursday, December 31, 2020

I Get It. Happy New Year Anyway!

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Hi friends. 

I completely get it if this year has left you feeling rough around the edges.

If you've made it to New Year's Eve in one piece, rough around the edges is just fine - embrace it! 

There was a lot of magic to be had in 2020, born directly out of the difficulty of the year, and I'm grateful for those moments I wouldn't have had otherwise - my live class group, my Pokemon group, the chance to perfect a few recipes and finish some online classes, learning to make marmalade, and re-igniting my love of sidewalk chalk to name a few. 

My Gen X self tends to try to find the little bright spots, but that doesn't mean I don't get the frayed edges at all - I do. I have them too.

So I just wanted to bring you a little gratitude for the time you've spent with me this year, a wish for you to have a safe and happy New Year, and a hope for all of us that next year is a little easier. Even just a little easier would be great. 

I have just a sped up video of an art journal page I did based on this odd, socially distanced Christmas, along with some rough spots - I don't normally film my art journal pages, but this one I felt like sharing with you. The ephemera in the background - one is about Christmas, and the other is a vintage letter with someone expressing frustration over not being able to get mail. I felt like both were super relevant and relatable and so I finished the page with some rough edges, and some socially distant friends and just captured a moment for me to look back on in the future. 

Have a peaceful transition into 2021. If you don't see the video player below, click here to watch on YouTube.


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  1. Looking forward to a wonderful and inspiring new year! Hope yours is an inspiring year too!

  2. Thanks for continuing to be a unifying and inspiring presence for so many of us. It helps--quite a lot.


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