Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


New Year, Shades of Winter Daily Painting by Everglades Artist JoAnn Sanborn

Shades of Winter 5x7
I love the fresh start of a New Year! How does the New Year look to you?
If you take the time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished during the past year, you may find that the list is longer than you think. Focus on the things that you did—changes you made, skills that you learned, marketing techniques that you tried, new techniques that you learned, collectors you’ve met, paintings you’ve sold. Are there some things that you didn't get done? Are they still important to you?

Now look ahead to 2009. Days will pass and months will go by despite our gloomy economic outlook. Will you be filled with paralyzing fear of the unknown or are you hopeful for the future? What can you accomplish in the year ahead? Make a list and include the small steps necessary to make it happen. Add a couple of “stretching things." Stretching things are the things that scare you, but are great for good personal growth.
It may turn out to be a better year than we expect. Be ready! By the way, all your resolutions don’t have to be artsy. I’ve looked at my last year’s resolutions and I’m off to call my sister! Have a wonderful 2009!


Bonnie Luria said...

What we've learned is that we can bring about change if we all participate. It could be volunteering, writing letters, organizing, being pro-active.
Just not being passive, scared and complacent.
The world changes one person at a time.

How I love this streak of unabashed mauve zinging through this painting.
Oooh such courage and vision. And how it works.

JoAnn Sanborn said...

Thanks, Bonnie. Is mauve making a comback? I love being thought of as having courage and vision. Oh, if it were only true....

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