Put Aside the Blues and Dance


It is the time of year to look back and see what has unfolded in the past 365 days.
It is the time of year to figure out what needs to be done to make the next 365 days better than the last.

Of course sometimes there is nothing one can do to overcome obstacles of economic, physical, or other stresses. We are finishing a year that saw five months of unemployment, dashed hopes and disappearance of dreams.

The coming year will be one of rebuilding, starting over and recouping the phantoms of hope.

How does one come up with dreams? Come up with new goals and aspirations?

Letting life host optimism isn’t always easy.

But I will try again.

I have started countless journals.

As gardeners do after a freeze I will gather my tools and seeds of ideas and sow and reap again. On the right side of this blog is a new link to the Milliande Art Community 2011 Journal Project. With the help of this link I will follow along and join other women around the world as they too put images and words to paper. If you are a woman looking for a new way to start the year you may join also.

The site will post videos which can be downloaded to watch when and if you want.
The site will post ideas and themes for inspiration.
The site will post your and other artists’ artwork if you choose to join in.

The optimism is building. I am looking through the stacks to find the right journal for this year’s art therapy. Commit is one of the words I will use to bring in the new year.

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2 thoughts on “Put Aside the Blues and Dance

  1. Beth–this is a wonderful post of acknowledgment, acceptance and with "true grit," moving on.Knowledge of what has been can be a rich compost for the new year. I'm wishing that the seeds you plant now will sprout, blossom and in good time, bear ripe fruit. Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!

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