So it’s the last day of the year already. Exactly one year ago my mother passed away and to be honest, the year passed by faster than ever, or so it seems. I don’t think I made any resolutions last year, because there was simply no time for that. We had a funeral to arrange, our dad to take care for and what not. Three weeks later my father-in-law died as well so the year started “en mineur” so to speak.
That being said I don’t want to make any excuses here for the lack of posts. A quick check learns me that this is my 10th post of the year. That’s an average of less than 1 post per month. One could hardly find this productive. However, I do feel I made some progress in my painting. I’m learning heaps with every stroke I make, acting as a sponge. I’m well capable of immersing myself into the painitng I’m creating when I am at the easel. That’s a good thing. I’m feeling somewhat disillusioned with the quality of my work, but I can accept that. It means I am realizing things need to change. The quest is to find out what exactly needs to change. Experimenting is key.
I have more than 70 panels and more than 20 canvasses primed and ready to become paintings, so there’s one excuse I won’t be making in 2016 if I paint less than I would like to.
By the way: thanks to all the lovely people for the nice Xmas cards and all. Although I fail to respond to them, I really appreciate it.
Here’s to a good health above all for all of you.
May you compose the year to be a successful one.